The holiday season is often called “the most wonderful time of the year.” Yet for many people the holiday season is a difficult time, marked by stress and loneliness.
Broken relationships, ill health, unemployment, the loss of a loved one – all of these can leave people feeling “blue” in the midst of the society around us that seems focused on being happy and celebrating.
It is at such times that it is helpful to acknowledge our sadness and concern and know that we are not alone.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites the public to attend a Blue Christmas gathering at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The service will include prayers, Scripture and music that focus on the hope and healing that God offers each one of us. There will be an opportunity to light a candle of remembrance. Light refreshments and conversation will follow in the parish hall. No RSVP is required – the doors will be open to all who come.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 900 Normal Road in DeKalb. For more information, call Rev. Stacy Walker-Frontjes at 815-756-4888, or visit www.stpaulsdekalb.org.