BLUE CHRISTMAS- HELPING HURTING PEOPLE COPE WITH THE HOLIDAYS
Not everyone welcomes the Christmas Season with joy. For people dealing with loss, sadness, grief, stress, or loneliness, the holidays can be a time of dread. The season rings hollow.
Stephen Minsters here at the Presbyterian Church of Barrington are available to reach out to those in our church family and in our community who are struggling with pain and loss- during the Christmas season and throughout the year. A Stephen Minister will meet with the hurting person on a weekly basis to listen and to encourage so that he or she does not have to face the darkness alone.
How can you help your friends who are hurting? During the Christmas season, be especially aware of those who have suffered a loss during the past year. Let them know that you understand how difficult the holidays can be, and remind them that our Stephen Ministers are available to provide the care and support they need. All you need to do is contact Pastor Joe at 847-381-0975, or call Jack Raaths at 847-867-3718.