On Wednesday, December 20th at 7 p.m., the Bear Creek UMC at 165th and Avondale Rd in Woodinville, are inviting any and all to come join them for a worship service that will give everyone an opportunity to name, or at least voice, the fact that Christmas isn’t always an easy time, and that it’s okay not to be super excited about Christmas.”
Sometimes called Blue Christmas, the Longest Night of the Year service has been a part of the Bear Creek United Methodist Church holiday season for a number of years.
The service is usually small: only about 20 people, compared to the usual Christmas Eve crowds. It’s normally people from the congregation, and perhaps a few of their friends who are experiencing difficulties during the holiday season. But people from the larger community are always welcome.