Despite what the classic carol says, Christmas is not always "the most wonderful time of the year." For many people, this season is filled with joy and laughter - but there are also a lot of people who struggle this time of year. Odds are, this will be the first Christmas without a grandparent, parent, spouse, sibling, child, or even a family pet for someone you know - it may even be you. For others, the holiday season is a reminder of loss from years past. It is so important that we NOT forget about the people who are hurting this time of year.

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Feeling "Blue" This Christmas?

For the past several years, the Turning Pointe Church, located at 9800 Middle Mt. Vernon Road on Evansville's west side, has hosted a "Blue" Christmas service in the days leading up to December 25th. This year's service will be on Thursday, December 21st from 6pm-7pm.

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Why Should I Come to Blue Christmas?

  • Come...if you are feeling blue.
  • Come... if you have experienced the death of a loved one.
  • Come...if you are facing life after divorce or separation.
  • Come...if you are coping with the loss of a job.
  • Come...if you are living with cancer or another disease that puts a question mark over the future.
  • Come...even if none of the above applies to you.
  • Come...even if it's just to support a friend who is struggling.
  • Come...to remind yourself what others might be dealing with.

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Blue Christmas is a simple service that will include a few songs, along with a message of hope and restoration.

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