We’ve searched during the Advent season for hope, for peace, for joy, and for love only to have the Extravagant One come to us in the most unlikely of places. The Divine has become incarnate in our midst. The Divine has been born of human flesh among us and within us.
Into the silent night, the Divine comes to us as a poor infant living on the margins of society!
Join us for worship at 8 p.m. on December 24th!
Condon United Church of Christ will hold a Longest Night service on Sunday afternoon December 21 at 5:00 p.m. Sometimes called Blue Christmas, many Christian churches now hold Longest Night services to recognize the sadness inherent in the Christmas season for many people.
“The service affirms that not everyone is as happy as our culture tells us we should be at this time of the year,” says Rev. Tim Graves, pastor of the UCC. “The holidays, especially Christmas, are often times when people feel the loss of loved ones, hopes, and dreams. Those searching for work or living in poverty often feel the pressures of spending money they do not have. Even those who appear to have it all, often struggle with depression or blue feelings as the long nights of winter press on.”