Offered as a shared ministry with the Springs and Amagansett Presbyterian Churches. The birth of Christ is a joyous occasion, but anyone truly suffering with pain like grief, addiction, financial hardships, or mental illness can tell you that the relentless cultural insistence upon good cheer and joyfulness takes a toll and can drive us deeper into despair. In the darkness of this longest night of the year, just days before Christmas, we will explore how to look for wholeness and reconciliation in the promise of Advent and the comfort of Christ. God wants nothing more than to take our hand, hear our anguish, and walk with us wherever our paths might lead. We will take our cue from Advent texts as well the Psalms, who found courage to cry out to God in anger, mourning, and fear.
Music performed by vocalists Suzanne Nicoletti and Christine Cadarette, Bob Stern on violin, Peter Martin Weiss on bass, Walter Noller on guitar and Jane Hastay on piano.