In recognition of the powerful and sorrowful feelings that Christmas can evoke for those who are suffering, at least three churches in the Clintonvile area are offering a more reflective and meditative type of worship service.
These services, called "Blue Christmas" or "Longest Night" services, will be offered during the week before Christmas at:
* 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 7 W. Henderson Road.
* 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St.
* 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway.
These worship services are open to the community.