ROXBURY, NJ - On  Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. the Succasunna United Methodist Church, located at 91 Main Street in Succasunna, will offer its annual Service of Hope / Longest Night / Blue Christmas service.

The service is a community effort led by Succasunna UMC, The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, Grace UMC in Dover, The First Presbyterian Church of Stanhope and Teabo UMC in Wharton.

Christmas can be a painful time for those who are sad, grieving, or alone. But Advent and Christmas are not seasons only for the joyous – there is space for everyone in this sacred season to acknowledge their sadness and to hear hope for the days ahead from the Christmas message.

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The service’s focus is on the joy and hope Christ offers and provides a sense of calm and peace during the busy and sometimes difficult Christmas season. 

The churches involved extend an invitation to join in a time of prayer, readings, reflection, choral music and carols reminding us that God’s presence is for all. God’s light can shine in the darkness, even and especially near the longest night of the year. 

All persons of any (or no) church affiliation are welcome.  For questions or directions, contact Succasunna UMC at 973-584-7349.