This annual event is a time when we can get together as a community and stand with those who are not in a holly-jolly mood. Some of us have gone through difficult times this year, in terms of health, family issues, job situations, losses, and then there are world events that weigh heavily on us. And even if these have not hit you personally, you likely know of someone who has been affected by loss or tragedy. Why not invite them? Blue Christmas is open to all: those who hurt and those who wish to take the evening to stand with those who hurt. Join us at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, December 3, for a time of lament, but also a time of hope. Afterward, there will be light refreshments so that we can spend a bit more time supporting one another before moving on to the holidays.