Covenant United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Longest Night Service
The Longest Night is a service of scripture, stories, special music, silent reflection and healing prayer.
The Longest Night Service is a time to recognize that Christmas can be a bittersweet time of the year. The constant refrain we hear about getting together with family, reminds many people of what and who they have lost, or what they never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation- all these can make us feel very much alone in the midst of the festive season. All of this is compounded by the deepening darkness of the year. We need space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern. We need to know that we are not alone. We need to know God's presence during this season.
So on the longest night, we invite you to experience a meditative worship service that takes time for remembering, sharing our hurting places with God, and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.
Join with us to hear scripture, offer prayers for healing and wholeness, and to hear song that acknowledges that God's presence is for those who mourn, for those who grieve, for those who struggle. God's Word comes to shines light in our darkness.
This is also a wonderful way to remember those you know you might be in need.
Everyone is welcome.