The holidays can be a painful time for those who are struggling under the weight of grief, or broken relationships, the weariness of illness and the isolation it brings, anxiety around finances, or addiction. On Sunday, December 15 at 5 p.m., the Mabel-Newburg UMC invites you to attend a Blue Christmas Service of Remembrance and Hope at the United Methodist Church in Mabel, 111 W. Newburg. That evening we will have music, prayers and candle lighting to honor our experience and struggle. We are reminded that God’s presence is comfort and healing for each of us. God has come to bring light to our darkness. A time of fellowship will follow the service.