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Chapel at Croton Falls Hosts Solstice, and Christmas Eve Services

Nov 30, 2021 12:16PM ● By Marilee Burrell

Photo by Vadym Lavra

The Chapel at Croton Falls is welcoming the public to its 2021 Winter Solstice Interfaith Service, Bringing the Light! This gathering will be held December 19 at 7 p.m. in person (with limited seating) at the Chapel at Croton Falls, and at 6 p.m. on Zoom. “This hybrid service is intended as a contemplative reflection on and celebration of the solstice, the holidays and the new year,” says Rev. Melanie Gambino.

She will lead the event along with Rev. Gary Deinstadt, Pastor June Tompkins and the chapel’s interfaith team and community. There will also be some special guests joining in to help honor and celebrate the season.

“Many of you have attended the chapel’s interfaith services and remember the joyful, uplifting and light-filled winter solstice celebrations of the past,” Gambino 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 by Zoom, click on the link at The meeting ID is 777 3320 9159, and the passcode is Ybbe41.

There will also be an in-person Christmas Eve service at the chapel at 7 p.m., Tompkins says. She typically conducts the chapel’s Christian services, which are held in person.

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