Community Service of Compassion and Hope is Dec. 18

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FARMINGTON — Come and light a candle in memory of a loved one.

Fairbanks Union Church is hosting a special “Community Service of Compassion and Hope in the Christmas Season,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18.

The Christmas season is a joyful time for many people, but for those who have lost a loved one, or who are struggling with the emotions that the Christmas season can evoke, this can be a difficult time of the year. This service will provide music, song and prayer in support of those experiencing loss.

A candle-lighting ceremony and special music will be part of the service. And even for those who haven’t recently lost a loved one, this service will be a beautiful occasion to remember friends or family whose presence we miss.

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The ceremony will be led by The Rev. Douglas Allan Dunlap, chaplain at Franklin Memorial Hospital, The Rev. Alexis Fuller-Wright, pastor, Old South Church UCC, and The Rev. Susan Crane, pastor, Henderson Memorial Baptist Church.

The church is located 3 miles north of downtown Farmington, on Route 4, and is handicap accessible. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 779-1785; leave a message and someone will return your call.

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