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Groton Community Tree Lighting 2018

GROTON COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018 AT 4:00 PM

The Groton Interfaith Council will again host the annual Groton Community Tree Lighting ceremony on the front lawn of Union Congregational Church, Sunday, December 2 at 4:00 pm. The tree lighting ceremony will feature music provided by members of the Groton Brass Ensemble and the Nashoba Valley Concert Band, readings, blessings and prayers by members of the Groton Interfaith Council, and singing of Carols.

Each year, the Groton Interfaith Council honors a citizen or group of citizens by asking them to be the honorary tree lighters, an honor bestowed because they have made significant contributions to the town. This year we will be honoring the Nashua River Watershed Association and the Nashua River Wild and Scenic Study Committee, in honor of the regional work they have done to preserve our local rivers, and we would like to invite representatives of those two groups to light the tree.

Immediately following the tree lighting, Union Congregation Church will host a reception inside the church with warm drinks and homemade cookies.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Nadia Madden, 781-640-4814, or Judy Nauman, 978-808-4881.

The Groton Interfaith Council was established in 2009. Any worship community, faith tradition or individual in the Groton area interested in furthering the group’s mission may apply for membership. The Groton Interfaith Council’s mission is to foster understanding, respect, justice and peace among people of a variety of religious and faith traditions through worship, fellowship, education and service.

Groton Community Tree Lighting

GROTON COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 AT 4:00 PM
The Groton Interfaith Council will again host the annual Groton Community Tree Lighting ceremony on the front lawn of Union Congregational Church, Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 pm. The tree lighting ceremony will feature the singing of Christmas Carols, prayers and readings by Groton clergy, and music provided by members of the Groton Brass Ensemble and the Nashoba Valley Concert Band. Each year the Groton Interfaith Council honors a citizen or group of citizens by asking them to be the honorary tree lighters, an honor bestowed because they have made significant contributions to the town. This year we will be honoring Groton’s First Responders. Representatives of the Groton Police Department and the Groton Fire Department will light the tree.

Immediately following the tree lighting, Union Congregation Church will host a reception inside the church with warm drinks and homemade cookies.

The event is free and open to the public.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2014

Groton Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 7, at 4:00 p.m.

The Groton Interfaith Council will host the annual Groton Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the front lawn of Union Congregational Church this coming Sunday, Dec. 7 at 4:00 pm. The service will feature the singing of Christmas Carols, prayers and readings from representatives of Groton clergy. The honorary tree lighter this year will be Betsy Sawyer, the Groton Middle School teacher who has been the leader and inspiration for hundreds of Groton students who have created the Big Book–Pages for Peace. Joining Betsy in the lighting of the tree will be a number of her students.

Immediately following the ceremony Union Congregational Church will be hosting a gathering inside the church for some warm drinks and goodies.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2013

On Sunday, December 8th, at 4PM, the Groton Interfaith Council hosted the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Town Common.Prayers, seasonal readings, and carols were accompanied by local musicians.

This year, the honorary tree lighters were Edie and Bert Tompkins, longtime Groton residents and enthusiastic supporters of the performing arts for children and adults.

Following the ceremony, Union Congregational Church hosted a reception in its Fellowship Hall featuring warm beverages and assorted goodies.

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Christmas Tree Lighting 2012

On Sunday, December 2nd, the Groton Interfaith Council held its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  There were prayers, led by Groton’s clergy, and music, accompanied by the Groton Wind Ensemble.  And, of course, we lit the Christmas Tree – recently retired Town Moderator, Bob Gosselin, did us the honor of flipping the switch.

Christmas Tree Lighting 2011

On Sunday, December 4th at 4:00, the Groton Interfaith Council hosted the annual Groton Christmas Tree Lighting service on the Town Common (across from Filhos).

This year, the honorary tree lighter was Marion Stoddart. The service also featured the singing of our favorite Christmas Carols, prayers and readings from four Groton clergy members, and the Groton Interfaith Brass.

Following the service, the Union Congregational Church hosted a reception with warm beverages and goodies.