Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult.

To make the day easier, the Longest Night/Blue Christmas Service will be held at Woodmont United Church of Christ, 1000 New Haven Avenue, on Dec. 22, at 7 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to this service.

The Sacrament of Communion and a healing balm will be offered.

Votive candles will also be available to light as memories of loss are shared.