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Grace Presbytery » Hope & Healing during the Holidays

Hope & Healing during the Holidays

According to a recent article by Erin Dunigan at Presbyterians Today, approximately 75% of PC(USA) churches do not currently offer “Blue Christmas/Longest Night” worship services during the Advent (holiday) season.

These special services welcome those who are grieving or struggling and find themselves in need of a safe place to express loss and receive comfort. It could be due to recent job loss, health issues, the end of a relationship, the death of a loved one – any number of events that might make the season painful and magnify their hurt.

If you have this need, or if you feel called to connect with others who may be struggling, a number of churches within Grace Presbytery are holding Blue Christmas services in the coming days:

Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Dallas
1835 Young Street* (downtown Dallas)
*service will be held in the chapel

Wednesday, December 19th at 5:30 p.m.
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
(co-hosting with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church)
1210 W. Beltline Road, Richardson

Friday, December 21st at 6:00 p.m.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church & Alpine Presbyterian Church
(co-hosting with First Christian Church)
720 N. 6th Street, Longview

Friday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Northridge Presbyterian Church
6920 Bob O Link Drive, Dallas

Friday, December 21st at 8:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Richardson
271 Walton Street (downtown Richardson)

If your church is also hosting a “Blue Christmas/Longest Night” service, and would like to be included in this list, please email the presbytery office.

An order of worship for Blue Christmas: A Service of Wholeness and Healing, provided by the Presbyterian Mission Agency, can be viewed here.