"The Christmas Season is often marked by expressions of joy, excitement and happiness. It's time for family to gather and for churches to worship pointing to the hope that is found in the coming of the Christ child.

However, this time of joy and expectation can often overshadow pain and hurt many experience during this season, when the world's merriment puts their grief and sorrow in start relief. One of the greatest acts of pastoral care in the Advent season is to offer a service known as a Service of the Longest Night. It's a worship service scheduled around the winter solstice (the longest night of the calendar year) and it just happens to fall on or around December 21 ever year." said Ben Gosden. Tuckerman United Methodist Church is inviting anyone who would like to attend a service of the longest night to come to Tuckerman UMC, Hwy. 67, Tuckerman, at 5:15 p.m December 21. They will welcome anyone who wishes to participate in this very meaningful service.