On Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., St. John the Divine Anglican Church (579 Fifth St.) will be hosting a Blue Christmas Prayer Service.
The idea of this service is to acknowledge that Christmas season can be a difficult and painful for some people.
It may be the first Christmas without a family member who has recently died. It may be a time that has always been difficult emotionally.
Whether it is the death of a family member, relative, or friend, the end of a marriage or relationship, the loss of work, illness, depression, or the moving away from places that have been secure and welcoming – all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending.
A Blue Christmas Prayer Service is a service that focuses on God’s gifts of comfort and hope to all who struggle at this time of year, through prayers, scripture and music.
Refreshments will follow after the service.
For more information, contact 250-334-4331 or 250-897-8569.