Join us for this contemplative Christmas service on the “Longest Night,” Wednesday, December 21st at 7:00 pm.
Blue Christmas. During the holidays, so many of us can suffer for all kinds of reasons. The magnitude of our weary world weighs on our hearts and minds. We wrestle with chronic pain, broken relationships, shattered dreams, fragile faith, and unexpected losses. Our grief and sorrow feel particularly acute when compared to the festivity and joy everyone else seems to be feeling. First Congregational Church of Tallmadge in response to these realities will offer a “Blue Christmas” service (also sometimes called the Longest Night service).
This contemplative service will allow for space to reflect on our grief and longing during this season. Soothing scriptures and subdued hymn singing will allow us to hear the Christmas story while not being forced to sing “Joy to the World” when our hearts are hurting. Our Blue Christmas service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 21st (the Longest Night) at 7:00 PM.