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December 17, 2001

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'Longest Night Service' set for Dec. 21

'Longest Night Service' set for Dec. 21
   According to the Rev. Jeff Spencer, pastor of Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ, the holiday season can be especially difficult for people who have faced losses or who are dealing with recovery.
   "This can be an especially hard time of year for some people, as the nights reach their longest and our culture says, 'be merry,'" he said. "Sometimes people need a sacred place where they can acknowledge their pain and grief. The 'Longest Night Service' is such a place." The service will be held on Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. at Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ, 4851 Tolt Avenue, Carnation.