West End United Methodist Church

From Mourning to Morning


In the season when many people are joyous over the birth of the Christ child, gift giving and receiving, and family gatherings, many among us are experiencing loss, aloneness, grief.  This service, held on the longest night of the year, is meant to provide comfort and hold a safe place for those who need quiet reflection.  The service incorporates scripture, lighting of candles, prayer, communion, and comforting words.  The sermon is delivered by Tammy Lewis Wilborn, our Congregational Care Intern, who describes for us the journey “From Mourning to Morning,” as codified in a brief passage from Lamentations.  (NOTE: Reflecting the importance of the Word, the video begins with the scripture, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • Lamentations :3:221-24


Service of the Longest Night Bulletin 12/20/2023