When the Holiday’s are not Filled with Joy – An Invitation

Candle in handDespite the holiday cheer and “great” sales, this time of year isn’t always joyful.

It’s hard to be merry and full of cheer when we miss our loved ones, wonder how we can pay our bills, grieve lost opportunities, mourn lost traditions, and deal with unwanted change.

It is hard, if not impossible, to look on the image of the happy Holy Family surrounded by gentle animals, singing angels and rich gifts from distant travelers, and see our lives in any of it.

Yet that family has much more to do with our lives than we can ever know.

Join us for a Community Service of Light where your deepest thoughts and feelings will be cared for.  All are welcome.

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 7pm
Faith Presbyterian Church, 12007 Excelsior Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55343

All are welcome:  While this is a Christian service, all are welcome to join us.  You are welcome to join in the songs, prayers, candle lighting and communion, find a seat in the back row for silent contemplation, or anything in between.

The service is hosted by Faith’s Stephen Ministers and the Grief Group.  The service has
been written by myself, Stephanie Friant, M.Div, communion will be served by Rev. Buck Day, teacher and theologian Trace James will be reading scripture, Val Solyntjes playing the piano, Karen James and Cathleen Pavelka will be leading our songs, as well as a solo from Mezzo-Soprano Cathleen Pavelka.

Please join us.

About SFriant

I live to walk with others on their journeys - because everyone needs to know that they are loved, that they matter, and that they are doing amazing things. I'm a lot like our two kids: obsessed with learning, and constantly creating.
This entry was posted in Events/Classes, Marriage, Mental Health, Parenting, Prayer, Spirituality - Spiritual Journey and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to When the Holiday’s are not Filled with Joy – An Invitation

  1. Pingback: Light in the Darkness – A Liturgy | Sisters Under the Trees

Comments are closed.