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The Chapel at Croton Falls to Hold Christmas Eve and Solstice Celebrations

Dec 01, 2019 10:17AM ● By Marilee Burrell

The Chapel at Croton Falls Presbyterian Church (USA) will celebrate the holiday season with its annual interfaith winter solstice celebration at 6 p.m. on December 22, 2019, followed by Christmas at the Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on December 24.

The theme for the solstice celebration is “We Are the Light.” The event will feature music, meditations, prayers and drumming from many traditions, and special guests as well as familiar faces, including members of the Chapel’s Interfaith Team, headed up by Rev. Melanie Gambino and joined by Pastor June Tompkins. People of all ages are invited to bring a drum or rattle and join in. There is a suggested donation of $10.

“The Chapel hosts monthly Interfaith Sundays, usually on the third or fourth Sunday morning of the month, but the solstice service is always held in the evening so that the darkened church can be filled with the light from our candles and the glorious Christmas trees donated each year by the Outhouse Family,” says the Chapel’s former interfaith coordinator, Rev. Deborah Moldow.

Christmas at the Chapel will be led by Tompkins, with Gambino serving as soloist. The Christmas Eve service will be celebrated jointly with the Seventh Day Adventists, who share the chapel space, and will include the singing of traditional carols, lighting the Advent wreath, vocal and instrumental solos, and a Christmas message. Light refreshments will follow. There will be no service on Christmas Day.

Location: 609 Rte. 22, Croton Falls, NY. For more info, go to CHAPEL AT CROTON FALLS - Croton Falls, NY and visit the Chapel on Facebook.