Sometimes, Advent and Christmas are full of peace, satisfaction and easy joy; in other years, we may find ourselves reflecting on the sorrows and losses of the year. Disappointment, worry and illness can make it hard to make room for God. Other people’s joy can make our own grief harder to bear. If you or someone you love has had a year of challenge or grief, please join us for our Blue Christmas Service. On Wednesday, December 13, we will gather with solemn, gentle silence, a spoken service and an opportunity for each of us to silently light candles and kindle a prayer or a hope for both the year that is past and that year that lies ahead. Most importantly, we will rest in the promise that even in times of sorrow, God’s love and God’s grace can find us and support us. We will worship together in the Children’s Chapel from 6:30 to 7:15pm. Afterward, if you choose, you may remain in the chapel praying silently till 8pm.