Candle campaign raises money for church
People are being invited to purchase Christmas candles at First Baptist Church in memory or honour of someone special.
Cynthia McCarthy (left) and Elizabeth O’Donaghue look over some of the candles that will be in the windows at First Baptist Church in Amherst. The candles are placed in the church’s windows in memory or honour of someone.
AMHERST – Did you know there's something special about the Christmas lights at First Baptist?
Each and every candle that is placed in the church’s windows shines in memory or in honour of a special person by someone who loves them.
“For the past five years it has become a pretty lovely way to remember a loved one or say thank you to a special friend,” Rev. Don Miller said. “So the next time you drive or walk by the church think of all the love that is shining from those candles.”
Miller said people often drive or walk by the church and have no idea of the candles’ significance, or think they are just decorations. Instead, each candle has been purchased is someone’s memory or honour.
“The candles are not just for someone who has passed on. They could also be for birthday presents or just because,” he said.
White candles are $10 each, and gold candles are $20. A white candelabra is $50, or $100 for a gold candelabra.
Proceeds go to support the church.
Call 667-2001 if you would like to place a candle in the window.