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Night of Hope at Russell Springs United Methodist Church

By Bro. Dennis Price
Russell Springs United Methodist Church (The Church at the Springs)

As we head into the holidays, many of us are walking through grief, loneliness, anxiety or any number of negative emotions. The "holiday blues" aren't myths, seasonal sadness is a very real and serious condition experienced by many every year. Due to the pandemic, just here in Russell County, we have lost over 60 of our fellow community members. We also know many in this community have lost loved ones outside of Russell County. Covid-19 has had devastating effects and not in death alone. But the pandemic is not the only thing that brings about feeling's of distress and pressure this time of year. When we think about all we have lost and how our lives have been impacted, it is no wonder people are feeling hurt and depressed.

Because we know these things are true, we will be hosting a "Night of Hope" at the Russell Springs United Methodist Church. We want to offer everyone the opportunity to come together for a time of reflection and to be reminded of the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

The service "Night of Hope" will be at 6pmCT on Thursday, December 2, 2021, in the sanctuary at Russell Springs United Methodist Church, 206 Jamestown St., Russell Springs, KY. As part of the service we will have music, candle-lighting, a time of prayer and a short message on Hope. There will be people available if you want someone to pray with you or for you, or if you just want to talk.

We desire for this to be a time for you to express yourself to God and to do as he has encouraged us to do in 1 Peter 5:7, "Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you" and receive the hope and peace that only he can provide. We pray nothing but God's best for you this holiday season and we hope this will be a great way to start. Always remember that God has given to us the greatest gift of all in Jesus Christ his son, the light of the world! Put all your hope and trust in him.

The scripture says that when we are hurting and mourning Jesus comforts us Matt. 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted." That is the motivation for the evening! When you are hurting, confused, and seemingly without hope, Jesus gives hope and peace and we want to provide a space for you to receive some comfort, hope and peace as we approach the holidays. Psalm 34:18 says "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted; he delivers those who are discouraged". Paul tells us in 2 Cor. 1:3-4 "Praise be to the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we may comfort those in any trouble with the same comfort we have received from God." We want you to know our hearts ache for all who are struggling and our prayer is that everyone finds comfort, hope, joy and peace this Christmas season.

Again this "Night of Hope" is for everyone and we hope you will come and spend a little time with the Lord as we gather together. After our time together in the sanctuary we will share in some light refreshments in the ROCK, our fellowship hall connected to the church. Again "Night of Hope", Thursday Dec. 2nd 6:00 pm(cst) at the Russell Springs United Methodist Church. "The Church at the Springs". The church is located at 206 Jamestown St. close to downtown. For more information please call the church at 270-866-5180, visit our website at or our Facebook page. Hope to see you and God bless!

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