Blue Christmas Service - College Church of the Nazarene - Nampa, Idaho
December 21, 2021
College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho, invites you to join them in entering a safe, sacred space together to reflect, remember, extend hospitality and stand in solidarity with one another.
Silent Night Support
Thursday, Dec 24, 2020, Christmas Eve from 3:00 - 3:45 PM EST
Are you silently grieving a loss? For those missing a loved one this Christmas Eve, all is NOT calm and bright.
Silent Night Support is a virtual meeting to honor and speak of the people in our lives that we love but
can't be with this Christmas Eve.
The loss you or your family is experiencing does NOT have to be due to the death of a loved one.
Please attend if you are grieving a loved one you can't be with for any reason. It could be addiction,
incarceration, or untreated mental health issues, among other unfortunate situations.
This is a non-religious event and all are welcome.
Come to honor your loved one and find a few moments of comfort amongst the chaos.
If you would like to participate in the family-friendly grief activity that will be demonstrated,
please have the following available:
Small candle - electronic candles are better for young children
A clear glass jar candle holder
Clear modge podge
Tissue paper in different colors
A photo of the loved one (optional)
Words cut from a magazine that honor the loved one
Take care of yourself, find a moment of comfort and share your loss with others who can hold it with you this Christmas Eve. This special event will be hosted by Beth Tyson, MA, a psychotherapist, grief and trauma
specialist, and "motherless mom". She created Silent Night Support because she wants to offer you a
space to express your grief and connect with others on this tender night.
To learn more about Beth Tyson, Trauma Care please visit her website www.BethTyson.com.
Please register now to save your spot at https://tinyurl.com/silentnightsupport
The Longest Night in the Longest Year
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM MST / 7:00 PM EST
Join Pastor Carol Betts and others to acknowledge and give voice to the
many losses we have experienced in 2020 for this virtual, live event,
hosted by New Albany UMC.
Blue Christmas Service
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 6:30 PM MST
504 E Dewey Ave, Nampa, ID 83686
Recognizing that this season may be difficult for many, the staff at Nampa College Church has created a Blue Christmas Service, Monday, December 21. 2020 at 6:30pm. This service of lament, liturgy and remembrance invites us to reflect on the pain, the loneliness and sadness we may feel during Christmas time and offer it to God for healing and transformation. This service is not just for those who have lost loved one in this year.
This service is also for those who have faced difficulties with health, a job loss, financial setbacks, and situations that may have caused pain, confusion and fear. You are invited to come as you are, come with
your burdens and your concerns, and come knowing that God hears the cries of our laments.
This service will follow the COVID recommendations in place at Nampa College Church of the Nazarene.
Blue Christmas / Noël Blue
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM EST / 5:30 PM MST
Blue Christmas (sometimes called The Longest Night) in the Western Christian tradition, is a day in the Advent season marking the longest night of the year. On this day, some churches hold a service that honors people that have lost love ones and are experiencing grief. This worship service is traditionally held
on or around the longest night of the year, which falls on or about December 21th, the Winter Solstice.
The service often includes opportunities for expression of grief, pain and lament as well as an
opportunity to focus on the promise of hope.
In collaboration with the West Island United Churches, the ORA Loss & Living Program is presenting their
Blue Christmas / Noël Bleu virtual program. They invite you to enter this meditative space where grief, loss
and hope can be expressed freely and without judgment.
Register for this FREE event at: https://tinyurl.com/bleunoel
Bailee Rainwater is a songwriter based in Nashville, TN.
On 11 Nov 2020 she released a touching song called
‘Christmastime (Wish You Were Here)’ that's about grieving
and missing loved ones during the holidays.
It's a magical piece of music that will touch the heart
of anyone missing someone special.
Click the link to purchase the song for just $0.99:
Christmastime (Wish You You Were Here)
Follow Bailee on Instagram at @baileerainwater
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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