Peoples United Methodist Church, 31 Depot St., will hold a service of solace and remembrance, sometimes called a "blue Christmas" service, Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. All are welcome.

The service aims to be a source of peace and solace to any who have experienced loss — through death, divorce, illness, depression and any other life challenges — and for those under stress during the holiday season who need a time of rest. With singing, scripture readings and prayer, this service invites those who attend to take time for themselves and to find comfort at a difficult time.

There will be light refreshments following the service. For further information  call Pastor Elizabeth Bailey-Mitchell at the church office, 785-4114.