We want to know: Does your church (or a church in your community) hold a Blue Christmas Service?
"What's that?" you ask. Believe it or not, for many people the Christmas holidays are anything but merry and bright. Many are dealing with loss: the loss of a loved one, of a marriage, of a job, or of their health. Others struggle throughout the year with loneliness, depression, anxiety, and more.
The Deacon's Mandate includes the following..."Be compassionate to those in need and treat them with dignity and respect; hold in trust all sensitive matters confided to you. Encourage with words that create hope in hearts and with deeds that bring joy into lives."
Many churches are creating sacred space for people living through these dark times by adding services that are reflective, accept people where they really are, and hold out healing and hope.
Does your church have a special worship service like this? Have you heard of another one in your city?
We'd love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or email Erin, DMC's Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also share on our Facebook page.