Did your church hold a Blue Christmas service this year? Have you participated in one or heard about them? I know a few CRC churches in our Classis regularly have them in December or January and they often coincide with winter solstice, which is the darkest day of the year (in terms of the amount of daylight hours). If you were not able to attend a service in December and if you missed the workshop at the DOE about grief and loss, here is your opportunity to do one or both on the same day. January 20th at Trinity CRC in Edmonton, Ben Bentum from Wellwood Counselling will be hosting a workshop at 5 PM, which will be followed by a remembrance service at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend either or both. Read down further for details on the workshop and to see the poster with details.
Longest Night Remembrance Service and Healing Grief Workshop
The holiday season can be a difficult time for those of us who are grieving, often without much time for turning towards our losses. As we enter into the new year we would like to invite you to an evening of remembering and lamenting together. Whether you are the person grieving the death of a loved one, the loss of a job opportunity, dreams, health, relationships, or something else entirely, or if you are supporting someone who is grieving, you are invited to join us for this service. Prior to the service, we are hosting a healing workshop led by Ben Bentum a Registered Provisional Psychologist with Wellwood Counselling.