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Morning Star Church Offers Safe Haven for Christmas Blues

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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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.

Morning Star Church doesn’t believe this myth and is offering an alternative.

Knowing that many people experience profound sadness during the holiday season, Morning Star is hosting its third annual ‘Blue Christmas Service’ on Dec. 17 at 7 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,” said Associate Pastor Keith Langland. “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.

Childcare will be available for all children ranging in age from infant through fifth grade.

About Morning Star Church:

Founded in 1999, Morning Star Church seeks to meet people right where they are and help them take their next step on their spiritual journey. Morning Star provides a wide variety of opportunities for spiritual and emotional growth, from support groups to classes, all of which are available to members as well as to the community. Under the leadership of Lead Pastor Mike Schreiner, Morning Star has grown from its initial attendance of 200 people to over 5,000 at 2014 Easter services. For more about Morning Star Church, visit www.mscwired.org.