Each year, near the longest night of the year, many faith communities observe a “Longest Night Service.” It is a time to remember and pray for homeless men, women, and children who will spend that night, like many other nights, out on the street. Specific attention is given to remembering those who have died on the streets in the last year. Their names are called during a candlelight remembrance.
**For many of the homeless, this is the only memorial service acknowledging them.**
PCPC’s candlelight service lasts about 30 minutes and takes place in the courtyard by the Living Nativity stable. Through prayer, candle lighting and the singing of a carol, we pray for the homeless individuals in Hillsborough County and around the world.
Participants are invited to bring socks, sleeping bags, flashlights, or blankets for the homeless on the street. Children are welcome.