Blue Christmas service in Norway Dec. 16


NORWAY — The Christ Episcopal Church will host a Blue Christmas service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the church, 36 Paris St.

For those who have experienced loss or trauma, Christmas can be a difficult time of year. The messages of joy and cheer can exacerbate the grief, depression, anger and sense of isolation. They can feel like there is no place for them amidst all the lights and laughter.

The Blue Christmas Service is a time to gather with others who struggle, to acknowledge and sit with the sorrow and pain, and take some comfort in knowing that the true promise of this season is that wherever we find ourselves, we are not alone.

The public is invited to attend this service of healing and companionship, and to spread the word to others who might be in need of a particular blessing during this season.