On Thursday, December 21, at 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Bainbridge will introduce to the community “The Longest Night,” a worship experience intended, through Scripture, liturgy, and music, to offer comfort, hope, and encouragement for those who have struggles of any sort during the holiday season.
December 21 is in fact the longest night of the year and is so symbolic of the darkness through which many people are struggling during the holiday season. But even in the darkness of the longest night, the light of Christ shines, seeking to bring hope and healing to the lives of those who are hurting, and that’s the intention of this service.
So, if you’re among those who are wrestling with grief and pain during the holiday season, this service is for you. And even if you’re merry and happy during this season, and all is well with you and yours, you’re invited to this service, because you can be part of the offering of hope and healing we are seeking to share. Let’s offer together the light of Christ, so that no one has to dwell in the long night of struggle forever.