This time of year, when the world acts like everyone should be happy, is a particularly difficult time for people who are grieving, struggling with painful memories or tough life circumstances. The merriment around us can leave us with a profound sense of being outside of normal life.
Blue Christmas, held on Saturday, December 16th at Knox Hall in New Denver, will provide a safe space to explore grief and loss. Offering music and poetry, people to talk to, and time to write or draw or just be silent, Blue Christmas is open to anyone feeling in need of gentle shelter. You are welcome to come any time between 1:30 and 3:30, or join us at the fire at the bottom of 6th Street at 4 pm, where participants are invited to burn something small that signifies their sadness. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.
Blue Christmas is a joint offering by the New Denver Hospice Society and Wide Spot, a program of the Turner-Zion United Church of Canada.