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.

Which is why many churches have chosen to offer a Blue Christmas Service (also known as a Longest Night Service or A Service of Hope & Remembrance) 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.

 

Pinnacle View UMC

20100 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR

Sunday, November 28 at 4 p.m.

 

Pulaski Heights UMC

4823 Woodlawn Dr, Little Rock, AR

Sunday, December 5 at 5 p.m.

 

White Hall UMC

301 Church Drive, White Hall, AR

Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Asbury UMC

1700 Napa Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR

Wednesday, December 15 at 7 p.m.

 

NLR First UMC

6701 John F Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock, AR

Thursday, December 16 at 6 p.m.

 

St. Paul UMC Searcy

2509 West Beebe-Capps Expressway, Searcy, AR

Sunday, December 19 at 4 p.m.

A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service

 

Beebe First UMC

302 N Main St, Beebe, AR

Sunday, December 19, 5 p.m.

 

First UMC Fort Smith

200 N. 15th Street, Fort Smith, AR

Sunday, December 19, 5 p.m.

 

Central United Methodist Church – Fayetteville

6 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR

Sunday, December 19 at 6 p.m.

 

St. Paul UMC – Little Rock

2223 Durwood Rd, Little Rock, AR

Tuesday, December 21 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 

Village UMC

200 Carmona Road, Hot Springs Village, AR

Tuesday, December 21 at 3 p.m.

 

Lakewood UMC

1922 Topf Road, North Little Rock

Tuesday, December 21 at 5 p.m.

 

Camden First UMC

121 Harrison Ave SW, Camden, AR

Tuesday, December 21 at 5 p.m.

 

Searcy First UMC

304 N Main St, Searcy, AR

Tuesday, December 21 at 5:30 p.m.

 

First UMC Texarkana AR

400 E 6th St, Texarkana, AR

Tuesday, December 21 at 6 p.m.

 

First UMC Hot Springs

1100 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR

Tuesday, December 21 at 6 p.m.

 

Cornerstone UMC

1910 Disciple Drive, Jonesboro, AR

Tuesday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m.

 

First UMC Bella Vista

20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista, AR

Tuesday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Hazen First UMC

Virtual on Facebook and YouTube

Tuesday, December 21 at 12 p.m.