While jingling bells and festive holiday lights bring great joy to many in the holiday season, for some dealing with loss, sadness, or great challenges it can be a very difficult and lonely time.

If you are finding this holiday season a difficult one, Comox United Church and Comox Valley Hospice Society invite you to join us at the annual Blue Christmas & Celebrate a Life Service on Saturday, December 16th at 3pm.

The Blue Christmas & Celebrate a Life Service offers a special place where people may come to reflect and remember in a place of comfort and healing. The service is designed to support those who are grieving the death of a loved one or friend, a broken relationship, loss of employment, failing health, or some other circumstance that makes this time of year difficult to handle.

This gentle time of support is accompanied by music and readings. Those wishing to honour loved ones may hang a tag on the memorial tree and light a candle in remembrance. Friends and family are invited to attend. The service is non-denominational and welcomes all. The ceremony will be followed by an invitation to share homemade food and beverages.

The Blue Christmas & Celebrate a Life Service will be held at the Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, on Saturday, December 16th at 3pm. For more information please contact the Comox Valley Hospice Society at 250.339.5533.

Terri Odeneal

Executive Director, Comox Valley Hospice Society