First United Methodist Church, at 200 Atchison, Sealy, welcomes the public to a special church service during the Christmas season. A Service of Healing will be held in the sanctuary Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m.
The Rev. Curtis Matthys, pastor, points out that for many people, Christmas can be a difficult time.
“Sometimes, due to the circumstances of our life, it just seems hard to ‘celebrate’ Christmas,” he said. “Death, illness, divorce, job loss or other life transitions can make Christmas a challenging time of the year.” If this is how you are feeling, know that you are not alone.
“For some, Christmas brings back sad memories, and for others, the stress of the season can cause despair. Because of a variety of circumstances, many people do not feel like celebrating the season by ‘Decking the Halls’ or singing ‘Joy to the World.’”
This will be the first year that First United Methodist, Sealy has conducted this service. We realize that often the holiday season is a time that some people dread and, more importantly, that most of those people are reluctant to admit Christmas is hard for them.
“This service of readings, prayers, reflections, music and candle-lighting reminds us that the light of Christ came for all, especially those who walk in darkness,” Matthys says.