Wednesday December 21st, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Broadcast live on FM 98.5 CKWR
Video Livestreaming at Knoxwaterloo.ca
The year 2016 has been one of turmoil for many people. Some have lost loved ones. Some continue to be affected by the death by suicide of someone close to them. Some have lost a home, a job, health, or had a significant trauma that lingers in their minds. You are invited to this quiet evening service. We believe it is one of the most powerful and moving services that we offer each year.
In this service we pause to reflect and pray for hope in a world that knows so much darkness. Each one of us is invited to light a candle as a sign of hope, or in memory of a loved one. The Knox Choir will sing music that will inspire and comfort.
This year we are privileged and honoured to hear short stories from several people in connected to our own congregation. Alisia Mar, Michelle Butterfield-Kocis, Rob Broberg and Liz Fryer will share personal stories of sorrow but also of hope.
The Longest Night Service is open and welcoming to all. This is for everyone. Especially if you have experienced sadness or loss this year. Feel free to invite your family and friends.
There is quiet reflection, words of hope, lighting a candle, and brief addresses from people who know what it is to need hope.
Casual dress is expected. There is no collection. The Knox Pastoral Care committee provides light refreshments for all after the service.
Please come if you are able. This service is live on the radio and will be live streamed.
The Ministers of Knox Waterloo are Rev. Linda Ashfield and Rev. Brooke Ashfield.