St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will conduct a Service of the Longest Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, in its Chapel. The indoor Labyrinth will be available in the Activity Center for prayer and meditation prior to and after the service. The outdoor Labyrinth will be lighted before and after the service.
The Service of the Longest Night is a quiet, meditative worship experience that provides space and time to acknowledge the sadness and concern that may be present even in the midst of the celebration of the season. This service is held on or near the night of the Winter Solstice because, as the longest night of the year, it has the least daylight and the most darkness.
Childcare during the service will be available for those who RSVP two days prior to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The outdoor Labyrinth is available for all to walk at any time, but, from January into May it will be within the construction of the Bankston Green to make the space even more inviting.
At 5501 Main Street, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church worships in the modified English Gothic structure on the corner of Main and Binz/Bissonnet, across from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The church is within one block of both Museum District MetroRail stops, and free parking is available in two lots across Fannin Street from the church.