Christmas Candlelight Service to be held at Versailles Christian Church


VERSAILLES — The public is invited to the eighth annual ‘Christmas Candlelight Service’ to be held Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Versailles Christian Church, 105 W. Ward St.

Christmas and candlelight just seem to go together. The Christmas Candlelight Service, with numerous candles illuminating the outdoor walkways and the VCC auditorium, has become a tradition for those who desire to worship in quietness and beauty.

This formal worship experience will include Christmas music featuring nationally renowned guest harpist from Dayton – Leslie Stratton; the singing of traditional Christmas carols with guest pianist Janet Weimer; a Candlelight message “The Prince of Peace” by Pastor Dennis J. Wheeler; and concluding with the candle-lighting ceremony.

“Be sure to arrive early for pre-service harp music which will be presented 6:45 to 7 p.m. by Leslie Stratton,” said organizers.

Stratton is the principle harpist with the Dayton Philharmonic in Dayton. She has also ,”performed with the Spokane Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Missoula Symphony, Helena Symphony, Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Boise Philharmonic and more. Ms. Stratton is also a founding member of The American Harp Quartet and has produced four solo recordings.

“The Christmas Candlelight Service is a glorious evening of reflection, reverence and joy,” the organizers said. “Childcare – birth through fifth grade – will be provided. If you would like additional information, please call VCC (Versailles Christian Church) at 937-526-4194 -or- visit: www.versaillescc.com.”