Special Services


Community Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 20, 7:30 pm

First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

Downers Grove churches will gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Please join us and bring a friend (and a pie!)  Music will be provided by the Men of Spirito! Ensemble.


Blue Christmas Service

Saturday, Decmeber 1, 5:00 pm

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, about the happiness of the season, about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation - all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone. Our spirits sink, as the days grow shorter. We feel the darkness growing deeper around us. We need encouragement to live the days ahead of us.
For these reasons, Gloria Dei will offer a special “Healing/Blue Christmas” service on
Saturday, December 1st at 5:00 pm. Attend for yourself or invite a friend or loved one to join you.

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