Candle lighting ceremony Dec. 10 will remember lost loved ones


CLARKS SUMMIT — People who have lost children, family or friends, along with 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, during a candle lighting event at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Abington Community Library.

This free, community celebration is part of a worldwide event that creates a 24-hour wave of light across the globe to give all bereaved families and friends everywhere the opportunity to remember those no longer with them.

The program will include music, interfaith prayers and a table of remembrance. It will begin with registration of names of lost loved ones 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, if possible, to participate. After the candle lighting program will be a time for fellowship and remembrance.

People are also invited to bring pictures of their child or friend for the table of remembrance.