A Seasonal Service of Reflection & Renewal
So here it is the holiday season! After the deep pause of 2020, we are able to gather together again in
2021. In the midst of all of the merrymaking, are we still working through feelings associated with our
actual or ambiguous losses?
Perhaps we are grieving over the death of a friend or loved one, struggling with illness or the loss of a
job. Maybe we’re experiencing a sense of discomfort that is hard to name as we yearn for life as it was
before the onslaught of the global pandemic?
Is it possible to hold grief and gratitude simultaneously? Is there pressure in the expectation for making
merry, when what we might require is a dose of comfort alongside the joy?
Those seeking comfort and hope, wholeness and renewal, please join us on the longest night of the year
for quiet reflection, readings from books of meditations and poetry, and music.
All are welcome to this non-denominational service. Free of charge.
Hosted by The Community Church of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff and Lydia Backer, MSW, LCSW of Life &
Death: Life-affirming conversations around end-of-life issues. Music curated and performed by Ken Hall,
The Community Church’s Minister of Music.
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