In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, Princeton United Methodist Church will hold its annual Longest Night Service on Friday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. This elegantly designed service of worship and remembrance is planned for those who find themselves in the shadows of painful holiday memories at the time of the Winter Solstice.

Catherine Williams, assistant pastor, says that this year’s service will be particularly meaningful for those struggling with the nation’s loss of so many children.  “The prayers and candle-lighting will give those present at the service an opportunity to join those who mourn in solidarity and in faith with the people of Newtown,” she says. “We believe that God is with us, even on the darkest of nights.”