The First Congregational Church on the Green in Washington will hold a service of comfort and peace Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

For the last decade, some churches have offered a service -- called either Blue Christmas or the Longest Night -- for those who have suffered a loss of any kind.

The service is helpful for those who are struggling with the festiveness and joy of the season.

For more information, call 860-868-0569.