Reflect on the hope of Christmas without the tinsel.

While Christmas can be a time of great joy and celebration, we also know that Christmas can be a difficult time for many of us. As Christians, we still want to reflect on the hope that we have in Jesus which is why we’re holding a Blue Christmas.

Blue Christmas is a low-key, quieter Christmas gathering that provides a space for people in all seasons of life to reflect on the hope that Jesus brings to our world. We will pray, sing a few reflective songs, share communion together and hear from God’s word about the peace and hope that Jesus brings to our world. Everyone is welcome.

Why is it called ‘Blue Christmas’?
The idea of a Blue Christmas started in Europe, and is held during the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year) and is metaphorically linked with “the struggle with darkness and grief faced by those living with loss.” So in that sense, the blue relates to feelings of sadness. But you don’t have to be sad to come along to this one. Some people might be – and that’s okay. This Blue Christmas gathering will be more reflective than our other Christmas gatherings.

7pm Thursday night December 19th
It will be held at 275 Keira Street, Wollongong. We hope to see you there.