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Chapel at Croton Falls Hosts 2020 winter solstice on Zoom

Nov 30, 2020 09:42PM ● By Marilee Burrell

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The Chapel at Croton Falls is welcoming the public to its 2020 winter solstice interfaith gathering, Bringing the Light, which will be held on Zoom at 6 p.m. December 20. Rev. Melanie Gambino says it is intended as a contemplative reflection on and celebration of the solstice, the holidays and the new year. She will lead the event along with Rev. Gary Deinstadt, Pastor June Tompkins and the Chapel’s interfaith team.

“Many of you have attended the Chapel’s interfaith services and remember the joyful, uplifting and light-filled winter solstice celebrations of the past,” she says. “Please join us again and spread the word—and the light—for this unique Zoom celebration filled with prayers, music, meditations, readings and practices. Let’s take some time to gather together to share experiences, set new intentions and usher in a renewed sense of light, love, joy, peace, prosperity and healing for the new year.”

To join, click on the Zoom link at The meeting ID is 777 3320 9159, and the passcode is Ybbe41.

In addition to the Zoom celebration, there will be an in-person service at the Chapel at 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Tompkins says. She typically conducts the Chapel’s services, which are held in person.

Location: 609 Rte. 22, Croton Falls, NY. For more info and updates, visit and