Chewelah United Church of Christ would like to invite the community to the services during the Christmas season. One unique service is The Longest Night planned for the winter solstice on Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Many of us struggle during December with feelings of sadness, grief, loss and alienation. At a time when there is a lot of pressure to feel happy, for many the holidays only underscore the loss of a loved one, the separation of family members who can’t be home for holidays, and the loneliness of those who experience brokenness and strife in their families or relationships. On the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, Chewelah UCC will hold a Longest Night Service, sometimes also known as Blue Christmas. The Longest Night service will be quiet, simple, and candlelit. It will include times of silence, readings, music, and a ritual of healing.
Other services planned for the Christmas season are:
Dec. 23; 10:30 a.m. – A service of music and scripture featuring Stazya Richman and Kim Powers
Dec. 24; Christmas Eve― candlelight services at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. with Christmas carols and the story of the birth of Jesus from the familiar scripture text of Luke
Jan. 6; 10:30 a.m. ―a celebration of Epiphany with Holy Communion
Please plan to join us for any or all of these services at Chewelah United Church of Christ located at 10 E. Webster. No matter who you are or where you are in life’s journey, you are welcome here.
-Submitted by Chewelah UCC