Announcements / Dec. 21 Wed. Night Worship will sponsor Candle Lighting Worship

Dec. 21 Wed. Night Worship will sponsor Candle Lighting Worship


By Bette Drexler - Posted on December 16 2011

 All Friends are welcome to this Meeting for Worship and Candle Lighting. 
We hope it will be a meaningful experience.
For those Friends who would have missed Candle Lighting, the Wed. night worship group decided to provide the  opportunity for the Live Oak community during their weekly worship time. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and Friends will set up the usual foil covered table and center candle. At 7:30 p.m. worship will begin. As we wait expectantly in the silence with dimmed lights,  each attender  is invited to offer vocal ministry and light a candle to place on the table with those of other members of the community. Vocal or silent ministry is welcome as each attender lights his or her candle from that of another Friend, increasing the Light. 
The combined light of all the different candles will shine brightly, symbolizing the strength and unity of The Light within all humankind, and emphasizing the importance of the letting The Light shine forth.
This has been a holiday tradition at Live Oak Friends Meeting since Dec. 1983. See the reprint of the Friends Journal article written by Yvonne Boeger giving the history of the tradition in the Documents section of the web page.
 There will be extra candles available for those who have not brought their own.

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