Blue Christmas service at Trinity UMC

Blue Christmas service at Trinity UMC

Both Trinity United Methodist Church (Dec. 21) and Shreve Community Church (Dec. 23) are holding Blue Christmas services. The Blue Christmas service is meant for people experiencing loss and facing difficult circumstances during the holidays.


Trinity United Methodist Church, 1556 Rex Dr. in Orrville, will hold its annual Longest Night/Blue Christmas service on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Trinity UMC chapel.

This service is to recognize that holidays are sometimes sorrowful. The Litany acknowledges the sense of loss in death, relationships, physical and emotional health, and well-being. A meaningful service of word and music, the service offers a way to accept the reality of worry, restlessness, and concern by recognizing great hope and promise.

Trinity UMC will hold services on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, with a 9 a.m. worship and welcome to the nativity followed by a 5 p.m. traditional candlelight service.


Shreve Community Church, 430 N. Main St., Shreve, will host a Blue Christmas Service on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. The Blue Christmas Service is meant for people experiencing loss and facing difficult circumstances during the holidays.

Individuals may come because they are lonely, mourning the death of a loved one, struggling financially, experiencing conflict with another, suffering from illness or addiction, or have lost a job. The service is for those carrying pain or loss at this time of year and allows those in attendance the opportunity to reflect and grieve in a quiet atmosphere.

The service offers a message of God’s love, a time for reflection and an invitation to light a candle in memory of a loved one or in recognition of other losses.

Shreve Community Church also will host a 13-week GriefShare program beginning Jan. 11 and continuing each Thursday through April 11 from 7-8:30 p.m.

For more information about the service or GriefShare, call 330-567-2051.

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