Event Details

Blue Christmas Service

Date & Time

December 21, 2022 7:30 PM



Warrenton United Methodist Church Warrenton UMC 341 Church Street Warrenton, VA 20186

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Saint James' Episcopal Church & Warrenton United Methodist Church

About the Event

This year we will join with the Methodist Church for this service at 341 Church St, Warrenton. A Blue Christmas Service or a Longest Night service acknowledges that Christmas is not always met with joy and celebration. Sometimes it can be difficult to participate in the glad carols and merriment of our Christmas services. This service provides an opportunity to light candles acknowledging the people we miss, the pain or emptiness we may feel. In lighting the candles we proclaim Christ’s presence and that foundational truth from that first chapter of John that “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it”. We sing carols more reflective of Christmas hope than joy, we offer prayers for healing, and (of course) we support one another.