Information courtesy of Rev. Cynthia Maybeck
Every year on the longest night of the year, Trinity Church hosts a service of light. This quiet, gentle, healing service of worship is designed specifically to provide comfort to those who grieve and solace for those who experience pain in this Christmas season.
There is such joy and good cheer in the weeks leading to Christmas that those who feel sorrow have no place to take their sadness. Trinity offers a gentle space of rest. Some people grieve the death of a loved one as they prepare to spend the first Christmas without him or her. Some struggle with a family member caught in addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Some struggle with depression as the days darken. Some simply share the pain of a neighbor and want to offer a prayer.
The Service of Light will be held at Trinity Church on Friday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a time when individuals may come forward to light a candle in memory of someone or in hope of something. The church will also remember by name and light candles for the 26 children and adults who lost their lives in the shooting at Newtown, CT.
Grief is part of human suffering, and this year more than ever, we struggle to make sense of tragedy, violence and loss. Come spend an hour with God to sit in the light of Christ and be eased of your burden. Refreshments will be served following worship. All are welcome!