Candle lighting at Abington Community Library to remember lost children, friends

For Abington Journal | November 16th, 2015 12:08 pm

CLARKS SUMMIT — Candle Lighting Sunday will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St. Friends and families of those who have lost children, family or friends, along with various members of the local clergy, will again light candles to honor and remember all who have died, of any age and from any cause, at any time in the past.

This free, community wide celebration is part of a worldwide event which creates a 24-hour wave of light across the globe to give all bereaved families and friends everywhere the opportunity to remember those who are no longer with us, so that their light may shine always.

The event is held in memory of all children, family members and friends who died. This is a community-wide candle lighting program and will include music, interfaith prayers and a table of remembrance. It will begin with registration of the names of those who were lost at 6:30 p.m., with the lighting of the ceremonial candle promptly at 7 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a flameless candle or glow stick to participate in the candle lighting. After the candle lighting program will be time for fellowship and remembrance.

Participants may also bring pictures of their lost loved ones for the table of remembrance. The names of all children who have died will be read during the program.

For Abington Journal

Information provided by Deede Rothenberg.