Holiday season not jolly for some

DeKALB – The holiday season is often called “the most wonderful time of the year,” yet for many people the holiday season is a difficult time marked by stress and loneliness.

Broken relationships, ill health, unemployment, the loss of a loved one – all of these can leave people feeling “blue” in the midst of a society which seems focused on being happy and celebrating.

It is at such times that it is helpful to acknowledge sadness and concern and know that you are not alone.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites the public to attend a Blue Christmas gathering at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The service will include prayers, Scripture and music that focus on hope and healing. There will be an opportunity to light a candle of remembrance. Light refreshments and conversation will follow in the parish hall. No RSVP is required; the doors will be open to all who come.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 900 Normal Road in DeKalb.  For more information, contact Rev. Stacy Walker-Frontjes at 815-756-4888, or visit

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