Tue, Dec 21|
Berkey Church of the Brethren
The Longest Night Service: An Intentional Space for Grief or Lament
On December 21, the darkest day of the year and the end of 2021, we will be gathering together to sing, pray, and reflect on that which we are grieving, lamenting, and praying for hope. This brief service is from 7-8pm. All are welcome and encouraged!
Time & Location
Dec 21, 2021, 7:00 PM
Berkey Church of the Brethren, 1038 Church Dr, Windber, PA 15963, USA
About the Event
On December 21, the Winter Solstice marks the day of the year where there is the least amount of daylight. As a result, this day is the darkest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
We find this day fitting to gather together in prayer as a congregation and community to cry out to God, to lament what cannot be changed or undone, to reflect on God's promise to each of us and the hope we have in Christ.
This specific service is an opportunity to intentionally create a space for people to mourn, lament, and cry out to God for yourself, or for someone else. The evening will include scripture readings, songs, prayer as a whole and individually, and times for reflection. All are welcome.