A local church joins organization in "Longest Night" service

Religious leaders joined forces at a New Hartford church, to hold a service for those who endure tragedies during the holiday season.

Posted: Dec. 22, 2017 2:01 AM

NEW HARTFORD -- Religious leaders joined forces at a New Hartford church, to hold a service for those who endure tragedies during the holiday season.

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At a time when the holiday season can be tough for those facing challenging situations, experts say some people need extra attention to cope.

Religious group, InterFaith Matters, hopes their event "Longest Night", at the Zion Lutheran Church in New Hartford, bring joy to those who may be suffering.

Hamilton College Chaplain, Jeff McArn, aided in putting the service together and says it’s important to acknowledge people who deal with grief during the holidays.

"This time of year in the holiday season, if you're not feeling the spirit of that and if you're experiencing grief or some kind of burden or separation, that this is the time to remember that these kind of literagies are an important way to bear witness to that," McArn said.

The service included singing, candle lighting, and was followed by a food and fellowship gathering.

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