Blue Christmas: December 22
The Kirk is joining sister churches: 6th Avenue, Wash Park, Salem and Mountain View UCC for a service to hold all the varied emotions of the holidays. On December 22 at 4 p.m., we will gather at 6th Ave UCC, 3250 E. 6th Ave., Denver. As we talk about our expectations for this season, for those who have lost a loved one the expectations of Christmas’s past, feel increased pain at this time of year where the night far outstretches the day. We are joining with our sister churches together as community to name this pain, loss, and grief and to be reminded that we are not missing this season but are stepping into its deepest meaning as we read, “the people who walk in darkness have seen a great light.” As we walk in the shadows of grief, we gather to look for a light that shines even in our sadness. Even if this is not a service you need, consider coming to support those who do.