International Peace Flame from Bethlehem

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Thursday, December 22, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


3 have signed up & 47 openings remain.


Come and get your flame for your congregation or personal use! Make sure to bring your lantern.

This flame originated in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel, the traditional place of Jesus’ birth. Lamps have burned continuously on that site for over 1000 years. A Boy Scout is chosen each year to take some of that ancient flame and transport it to Austria. From there, other scouts carry the flame to their own countries.

Early in December, the flame arrives in New York where one scout after another will carry it across the United States to congregations from coast to coast. Congregations who use this symbolic flame on Christmas Eve for their candlelight services join thousands of other congregations around the world using this same millennia old flame. It is a symbol of our unity and this flame represents the birth of the Prince of Peace.

In John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

This is a great opportunity to see the flame for yourself and join us as we sing carols at the Plaza in Old Towne Orange! 

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