For many people, the approaching Christmas holiday does not bring with it the joy and happiness that is advertised on television or in greeting cards. They may be facing a holiday after the death of a loved one or after a divorce. Perhaps they have been unable to have a child, or have suffered through an emotional trauma. Or perhaps they feel pressured and overwhelmed by holiday preparations.
Over the years, Sulphur Grove has attempted to reach out to people who feel such burdens by adding this Longest Night (or Blue Christmas) service to our worship offerings. This service will have a more quiet, somber feel than a traditional Christmas worship service. The scripture, music, and message will focus on the comfort God offers during dark times.