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The Long Darkness

Please join us on Sunday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. for this special service, The Long Darkness.

Darkness comes early; dawn comes late in this season of dwindling light. In the midst of the growing darkness we habitually find ourselves scurrying around to liven and lighten things up. But, instead of moving faster through the seasonal bustle, do you sometimes long to slow down and rest a bit in the soft shadows? Do you sometimes wonder what it would feel like to light a single candle instead of hanging yet another string of holiday lights?

The Long Darkness is a sacred service that takes us on a gentle inward journey. Music, poetry, silence and ritual help us reclaim the beauty and power of the silent and shadow places in life. Like the earth in slumbering darkness we experience how dark, decaying and useless matter becomes fuel for the creation of life and beauty. Darkness too is a part of being human. Carl Jung wrote, “I must have a dark side if I am to be whole.” You are invited to participate in this communal journey to wholeness.

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