Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be a time of change in your life; it may be the first Christmas without a beloved family member; it may be a time that has always been difficult.
The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, about the happiness of the season and getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. Sometimes we feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating. We need the space and time to acknowledge and accept where we are at this time of year – we need to know that we are not alone.
Come out, and join with us in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture, stories and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who struggle, for those who mourn, for those who are searching – and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness.
All women of all ages or church backgrounds are welcome.A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.
The women’s candle light service occurs annually during the early weeks of advent.
It is a special service for women only that offers a time to relax and reflect prior to the hustle and bustle that has become the norm for Christmas in our community. Through drama, reflection and song, participants contemplate the meaning of Christmas in our world today.
Below you will find links (click the images) to the resources that have been used for the Women’s Candlelight Service.
You are invited to use them as part of your Advent preparation. If you do choose to use the resources we ask that you credit Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen and consider making a donation to our on-going ministry.