Dear Friends,

Blessings to you as Christmas approaches. As a pastor I have always been aware of the many dimensions of this season, especially the way it can be a difficult time for those who are struggling with sadness, depression, or loss. domain mentions . This Christmas Mary Ellen and I will be celebrating the day for first time in our lives without our fathers. Our sense of loss will be woven into the festivities. Our prayers are with all of you, and in a special way our prayers are with those who will struggle through these days. Please know that you are not alone.
I have chosen to copy below a message I gave years ago about the emotional challenges of this season. I hope some of you find it helpful.

Grace and peace to all of you in Christ Jesus,

Rev. Scott Summerville