Frazer UMC to hold "Longest Night" service Friday | Events
Frazer United Methodist Church will offer a "Longest Night" service on Friday, Dec. 21 from 6-7p.m. Taking place on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, this service is designed for people who may be struggling emotionally at Christmas, whether due to the death of a loved one, loss of a job, a difficult illness, divorce or some other life crisis. It will feature specially selected music, a time of prayer, and a short message focusing on finding hope and joy at Christmas even in the midst of suffering.
"For many people, the holidays are the hardest time of the year," explains Rev. Patrick Quinn, one of Frazer's teaching pastors who will lead the service. "We wanted to create a service that let's people know Christmas is for you, even when you don't really feel like Christmas." Quinn notes that although the service was planned well before the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, such events in the news reinforce the need to find sources of hope. "That's the message of Christmas," says Quinn; "through Jesus, light has come into our longest and darkest nights."
For more information, visit www.frazerumc.org.