Blue Christmas: ’Tis the season — for depression
At Christmastime, some church members and leaders may be struggling with depression, anxiety or grief. A “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night” service can bring comfort to people who are lonely or suffering and lets them feel the congregation’s love and support. But only one out of four congregations offer such a service. Find out how you can bring Christ’s powerful message of peace to your own church family.
Also in this issue: Rural realities: hunger in the heartland, raising generous children, what Presbyterian Native Americans think about Thanksgiving, dealing with church conflict.
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