Wednesday, December 12, 2012
For many of us, Christmas is a bittersweet time of year. It is a time for remembering both persons and events that have been a part of our lives in the past, but that are now changed or gone. We are hurting and cannot get into the festivities as others seem to be able to.
It is at such times that we need to make the space and take the time to acknowledge our sadness and concern. We need to know that we are not alone.
On Sunday, December 16th at 4pm, Richmond Beach UCC will have a Blue Christmas service. This is a time for us to join in prayer, to ask God for comfort and to recognize the pain that we and friends are experiencing. It is a quiet, meditative worship service that makes time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.
You are welcome at this service, on Sunday, December 16th at 4pm in our sanctuary. Come if you are hurting; come to pray for those who are hurting. Together, we will be in prayer and honor that which has changed or gone in our lives.
The church address is 1512 NW 195th, Shoreline, at the corner of 15th NW and Richmond Beach Rd. There is a parking lot off 15th NW which will bring you closest to the front door.