First Congregational Church of Dalton, United Church of Christ, at 514 Main St., will hold a special evening of scripture, poetry and song to help people who have difficulty finding joy and happiness during this holiday season.

The worship service, also known as the Longest Night or Blue Christmas, will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, in the church chapel. Worshipers should enter through the church's west door.