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.

 

Pulaski Heights UMC

4823 Woodlawn Dr, Little Rock, AR

Sunday, November 27, 3 p.m.

 

Conway First UMC

1610 Prince St, Conway, AR

In-person service: Wednesday, November 30, noon

Available to watch on Facebook: Wednesday, November 30, 5 p.m.

 

White Hall UMC

301 Church Dr, White Hall, AR

Thursday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.

 

Pinnacle View UMC

20100 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR

Sunday, December 4, 10 a.m.

This service will be held during the usual Sunday service for “those who are blue, and for those who are not.” Therapy dogs will be available to provide comfort and hope.

Available for live-stream on Facebook and YouTube

 

Oakley Chapel UMC

203 South Promenade Blvd, Rogers, AR

Sunday, December 4, 5 p.m.

 

First UMC Fort Smith

200 N. 15th Street, Fort Smith, AR

Sunday, December 18, 5 p.m.

 

First UMC Mountain Home

605 W 6th St, Mountain Home, AR

Sunday, December 18, 5 p.m.

 

Oak Forest UMC in Little Rock

2415 Fair Park Blvd, Little Rock, AR

Sunday, December 18, 5 p.m.

 

Hazen First UMC & DeValls Bluff UMC

Virtual services will be offered via Facebook.

Wednesday, December 21, 8 a.m.

 

Sylvan Hills UMC

9921 Hwy 107, Sherwood, AR

Wednesday, December 21, 3 to 6 p.m.

 

Lakewood UMC – North Little Rock

1922 Topf Road, North Little Rock, AR

Wednesday, December 21, 5 p.m.

 

Beebe First UMC

302 N Main St, Beebe, AR

Wednesday, December 21 at 6 p.m.

 

Benton First UMC

200 N Market St, Benton, AR

Wednesday, December 21 at 6 p.m.

 

Clinton First UMC

167 Joe Bowling Rd, Clinton, AR

Wednesday, December 21, 6 p.m.

This service will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

 

Hot Springs First UMC

1100 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR

Wednesday, December 21 at 6 p.m.

 

First UMC Little Rock

723 Center St, Little Rock, AR

Wednesday, December 21, 6 p.m.

 

Cornerstone UMC – Jonesboro

1910 Disciple Dr, Jonesboro, AR

Wednesday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.

 

Jacksonville First UMC

308 W Main St, Jacksonville, AR

Wednesday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.

 

Lonoke First UMC

220 S Center St, Lonoke, AR

Wednesday, December 21, 7 p.m.

 

First UMC Rogers

307 W Elm St, Rogers, AR

Wednesday, December 21, 7 p.m.

 

If your Arkansas United Methodist Church is holding a Christmas service for hope and healing, please email day.davis@arumc.org with the information.