Sometimes we may not be feeling the celebration and joy of the holiday season. Or, we might simply long for a time for solitude, refuge, and reflection.

Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park, will offer Blue Christmas, a gentle, contemplative service, which will include poetry, acoustic music, and prayers, ending with Holy Eucharist Wednesday, December 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Church of the Redeemer is located at 2044 Erie Avenue in Cincinnati. Call 513.321.6700 or visit for more information.