Starlight Service of Remembrance & Holy Communion
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
7:00 p.m., Online Service

Traditionally, we offer a special time of worship, reflection, and communion to remember loved ones we have lost during the year or perhaps in recent years. Approaching the holiday season without that person present can be daunting, sad, and overwhelming. This year, an opportunity will be available for that purpose. This year, acknowledging loss and sadness has taken on new meaning due to the pandemic.

You may need a Blue Christmas service to help you grieve or contend with any number of things. What have you lost this year that was supposed to be meaningful? What, in this COVID-19-focused year, do you need to give attention to as a real grief? What will be different about the holidays because of quarantine, reduced travels, or other reasons?

Admitting our sadness, struggle, and need for healing and hope is a healthy step. Coming together before God to confess our needs and receive God’s nourishment can be deeply meaningful. Remembering we are all one in Christ, and that God comes to us where we are can provide hope and peace. Maybe you need that right now.

On Wednesday night, December 9, at 7:00 p.m. we will have an online service, just as we do on Sunday morning. You may go to rrcb.org/live, and join the service. You are encouraged to be present if you have any reasons you are approaching the holidays with angst, pain, fear, or dread, or to encourage others who are feeling these emotions. May this service of worship be a blessing, a balm on any wound, for you.

Starlight Service Group Reflection
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
7:45 p.m., Zoom Meeting (Online)

Following the Starlight Service, you may gather with others on a live Zoom follow up conversation where we can offer listening ears, warm presence, and words of hope. Please sign up to participate in this 7:45 p.m. time of sharing and receive the Zoom link at rrcb.org/advent. A minister will also be present for this time.

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