The Longest Night

The Longest Night (1)

The Longest Night Service
December 21, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. | Sanctuary

For those who have experienced loss, the holidays can be a particularly painful time, stirring up grief in acute ways. As a result, churches around the world have adopted the practice of having a “Blue Christmas” or a “Longest Night” service during the Advent season. In the Northern hemisphere, this service is often observed on December 21st, the Winter Solstice, which is the longest night of the year.

A Longest Night service is designed to provide space for prayer, reflection, and remembrance amidst the holiday hustle and bustle. In this pandemic season of life, we sense that grief and loss will be magnified and nearly universal, and a service like this may be needed now more than ever. Therefore, we hope this offering may provide a space of calm, quiet, and healing for many.

Join the Rev. Elizabeth Link at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21 in the Sanctuary for this meaningful time of worship.

Join us for worship this Advent and Christmas season:

Worship Schedule

Nov. 27 – Dec. 18:

  • 8:45 a.m. Early Service, Sanctuary
  • 9:45 a.m. Sunday School
  • 11:00 a.m. Late Service, Sanctuary/Live Stream

Christmas Eve Dec. 24:

  • 12:00 p.m. Noon Service, Sanctuary/Live Stream
  • 5:00 p.m. Family Service, Sanctuary
  • 10:00 p.m. Candlelight Service, Sanctuary

Christmas Day (and New Year’s Day):