While Advent is a season of hope and Christmas is a season of joy, not everyone feels hopeful or like celebrating. Grief, illness, aging, depression, loneliness, unemployment and loss are magnified and can feel out of place at this time of year. Even those who are not struggling with losses may feel the stress of preparations and expectations around Christmas time.
In The Longest Night: Blue Christmas Evening Prayer, Setauket Presbyterian will provide a time and place of solace during the often frenetic days leading up to Christmas. We will come together to seek healing and create room to share our sadness, loneliness, or confusion. We gather on the longest night of the year, the winter solstice, and listen to the hopeful words of Christ’s birth, speaking to our souls.
Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends. Then plan to join us for this quiet, contemplative, and beautiful time of prayer, song, and healing.