The word “liminal” comes from the Latin word “limen” – meaning “threshold” – any point or place of entering or beginning. A liminal space is the time between “what was” and the “next.” It is a place of transition, a season of waiting and not knowing. As persons in grief, and anticipating Christmas, we find ourselves in this waiting place. Our losses are varied – some of us have lost loved ones, some have lost their health, while others have lost jobs, dreams or faith. Whatever the loss, it leaves us in the tension of what we know and what is yet to be known. We recognize that this year’s holiday season may not be as joyful as it was before. We understand that life goes on, but for now our world seems stalled. Indeed, it is a time of sacred waiting. If this describes you, no matter how recent or long ago your loss, please join us in person or online on Sunday, December 12th at 3:30pm for our Service of Loss and Hope. This service will be a time of music, prayer, candles, and sacred waiting. Most of all, this service will be a safe place to acknowledge our grief and search for hope together.