Contact: Fr. Bill Osborne, Rector, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - Spokane, Washington
December 13 — For Immediate Release
Local Church Offers Safe Haven for Holiday Blues
This time of year, Americans are flooded with messages saying they should be full of joy for the holidays - a myth saying that something is wrong with those that feel blue for Christmas.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church doesn't believe this myth and is offering an alternative.
Knowing that many people experience profound sadness during the holiday season, St. Stephen's is hosting its second annual 'Blue Christmas Service' on Saturday December 22nd from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for all those who need a little Christmas comfort.
"The idea is that many people don't want to sit amid the pageantry of a Christmas Eve service because they are just too sad during this time of year," Christain Education Coordinator Daniel Warn said. "Many people have experienced great loss in their lives and Christmas makes that loss appear closer. We just want to provide an alternative."
Blue Christmas is not an ordinary Christmas service. It is an intentional outreach to the community of people who have a hard time finding joy amid the masses of smiling carolers.
St. Stephen's is located on 5720 S. Perry Street, just off of 57th.
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Fr. Bill Osborne