Blue Christmas by Phil Kirschbaum, LCSW

Each year, my good friend Pastor Bob Davis offers a Blue Christmas service art Holy Cross Lutheran Church. The service aims to provide a safe and welcoming place during the holiday season for the many people struggling emotionally during this time of the year. This service is intelligent, reflective and hopeful. It honors our losses – people, family losses, work related losses, lost dreams, disappointments etc. This service says there is a place during this holiday season for authenticity, especially when that doesn’t fit the expectations for joy and celebration that most imagine accompanies the holidays.

I’ve attended many of these services throughout the years and feel that this is a missing piece in our holiday traditions. Please consider attending this service if you’re looking for an opportunity to revisit your faith in the middle of your struggle. This uplifting service is open to people of all faith backgrounds. I’ll look forward to seeing you at one of the most meaningful events of the holiday season.

From the Heart,

Phil Kirschbaum, LCSW

Gurnee Counseling Center

Blue Christmas Flyer

December 13 at 7:30 PM

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

29700 N. St. Mary’s Road

Libertyville, IL 60048

(847) 367-4060