First Unitarian Church of Des Moines will again host a “Longest Night” service this year. A Longest Night service recognizes that, for some, the holidays are a challenging time. Whether you have experienced the death of a loved one or another loss, or are struggling with a season that’s supposed to be joyful, you are welcome to attend a short service of reflection and acknowledgement of all that this time of year can hold. The service will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21 in the Auditorium, followed by a simple soup supper. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.