The holidays aren’t always a happy time for people. Many experience deep sorrow and discomfort during the season that is most often associated with joy.

That’s the reasons why many churches have chosen to offer a Blue Christmas or Longest Night service in addition to their traditional Advent and Christmas celebration services. These services allow those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one, marital problems, financial insecurities or any other issue to feel comfort and reassurance that everything will be OK.

Arkansas United Methodist Churches that are hosting a Blue Christmas or Longest Night service can be found below, along with service times and locations.

St. Paul UMC Little Rock
2223 Durwood Rd, Little Rock, AR
Monday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.

Asbury UMC Little Rock
1700 Napa Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR
Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

Rector First UMC
116 W 3rd St, Rector, AR 72461
Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.

Eureka Springs First UMC
195 Huntsville Rd, Eureka Springs, AR
Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Jacksonville First UMC
308 W. Main St, Jacksonville, AR
Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Beebe First UMC
302 N. Main St, Beebe, AR
Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.

Atkins First UMC
306 N Church St, Atkins, AR
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m.

Asbury UMC Magnolia
1300 E. University St, Magnolia, AR
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

First UMC Rogers
307 W Elm St, Rogers, AR
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel

First UMC Little Rock
723 Center St, Little Rock, AR
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

First UMC Bella Vista
20 Boyce Dr, Bella Vista, AR
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Marion UMC
81 E Military Rd, Marion, AR
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m.

First UMC Fort Smith
200 N 15th St, Fort Smith, AR
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Perryville UMC
123 Cross St, Perryville, AR
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Camden First UMC
121 Harrison Ave SW, Camden, AR
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul UMC Searcy
2509 W Beebe Capps Expy, Searcy, AR
Sunday, Dec. 29 at 4:00 p.m.