Candle lighting set for Dec. 12

First Posted: 12/1/2010

Friend and families of those who have lost children, along with various members of the Scranton Ecumenical Ministerium, will be participating in the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Dec. 12 to honor and remember all children who have died at any age and from any cause. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 223 Williams Street, Scranton, with the lighting of the ceremonial candle promptly at 7 p.m. The candle lighting ceremony will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Everyone is asked to bring a candle to participate in the candle lighting. Desserts indoors after the candle lighting will allow time for friendship and remembrance. Participants are encouraged to bring pictures of a child or friend for a table of remembrance.

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