The Bridge to host service for those struggling through the holidays

Dec 11, 2017

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing are collaborating to provide a community-wide "Blue Christmas Service" for those struggling to get through this holiday season.

This service of hope and healing, offered each year around the time of the Winter Solstice, is a safe place to acknowledge the human pain that many people experience at this difficult time of year, and to receive hope through this beautiful ritual.

Everyone is welcome to attend, particularly those who are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one; those who have gone through a divorce or broken relationship; those who are unemployed or are experiencing financial hardship; those who have health issues or have a loved one who is terminally ill; those who are stressed, anxious, lonely, depressed, or sad; and those who are struggling with addiction. Family, friends, and supporters are welcome to attend as well.

Those who have been away from a church community are particularly invited to attend. The service is open to people of all denominations and backgrounds regardless of self-image or life story.

The Blue Christmas service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 351 Elm Street in Dartmouth on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.