First Congregational Church invites friends and neighbors for a family-friendly Christmas jam session on Sunday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. What’s your favorite Christmas song—Let it snow? Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree? Bring a request, an instrument, an act, or just come to tap your toes. There will also be a cookie contest for the charity, Fuel Your Neighbor, Inside and Out. To participate, bring three dozen cookies on a plate with your name on the bottom. Votes will be cast by putting money in a jar next to each plate. Winner gets bragging rights and all money goes to the Granby Fuel Assistance program.
Inevitably we all experience loss and the grief that follows. During the holiday season, however, the normal process of grief can be heightened. On Thursday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., come to the soothing space that is First Congregational Church’s sanctuary for the Blue Christmas to remember, and to receive comfort and support. This is an annual event co-sponsored by Carmon Funeral Home.
There will be two services with carols and candlelight on Monday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. and at 9 p.m.