The Roxbury Congregational Church will sponsor a special "Blue Christmas" service Dec. 22 at 4 p.m.

The service is geared toward people who may not feel the Christmas joy and who find the season difficult for various reasons -- concern about the world situation, struggles with depression, addictions, grief, personal troubles or memories.

The service is open to everyone, regardless of religious background.

Refreshments and fellowship will follow at the 24 Church St. church.

For more information, call 860-355-1978.