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Blue Christmas service at Fulton’s Prince of Peace Church

A Blue Christmas service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19 at7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 64 Gillespie Rd., at the intersection with Route 176.

A time for refreshment and friendship will follow.

The service is sponsored by Prince of Peace and its Oswego faith partners, Grace Lutheran Church and the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Rev. Richard K. Klafehn is pastor.

“This time together is an opportunity near the darkest and ‘Longest Night’ of the year for those who are feeling blue — and for those who love and care for them, to name their hurts, losses, pains, and anguish, and to give them to the Christ child — and to receive his Christmas peace and promise in a quieter, gentle, loving way,” the pastor said.

“In the holiday season so many people appear so happy with great expectations, but others do not feel the cheer,” the pastor added. “Because of the loss of relationships, job, or health, grieving the recent or impending death of loved ones, or being in the midst of a crisis, they are struggling and feel even sadder, hurting, lonely, and left out. Christmas season can be exceptionally hard, because they have to hide their hurt. This is an opportunity to be honest about these feelings, to come together, and to share the gentle comfort and promise of Christmas.”

Items for Honduras – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and partner churches, Grace Lutheran and Resurrection Episcopal in Oswego, have been collecting items to send to Honduras. Pictured with Pastor Rick Klafehn are Linda Muhs, Rose Garlic, and Ellie Pryor.

Former Fultonians make 10th Honduras medical mission trip

Items for Honduras – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and partner churches, Grace Lutheran and Resurrection Episcopal in Oswego, have been collecting items to send to Honduras. Pictured with Pastor Rick Klafehn are Linda Muhs, Rose Garlic, and Ellie Pryor.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and partner churches, Grace Lutheran and Resurrection Episcopal in Oswego, have been collecting items to send to Honduras.

Former Fultonians Dr. Luke Beno, his parents Katy and Jim Beno, and other family and friends are making their 10th annual medical mission trip mountain villages in Honduras.

Before moving to Georgia in the 1980s, the Benos were familiar to many around Fulton. Dr. Beno was a student at G. Ray Bodley High School while Jim Beno was a facilities manager at Birdseye. Katy Beno was a pharmacist at Hargrave’s Drug Store.

Church members knitted tropical bandages, sewed bags for hygiene kits and collected other items for the trip.