LUMINARIA NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM
On the night of Saturday, December 15, 2018 our historic district will join other neighborhoods in and around Bethlehem in the annual Luminaria Night sponsored by New Bethany Ministries. Luminaria Night is a beautiful and enchanted evening when homes in the neighborhood line their sidewalks with luminary white bags holding votive candles in sand.
Luminaria Night was first organized by a small group of women from northeast Bethlehem. They sought a meaningful way to illuminate their neighborhood during the holiday season and to unite neighbors in helping people less fortunate. From that modest beginning over 20 years ago, participation has increased dramatically and the total raised last year exceeded $100,000.
The proceeds from the sale of the luminaries go to New Bethany Ministries of Bethlehem. With these monies they are creating opportunities for a secure future for the homeless, hungry, poor and mentally ill in our community.
Each Luminaria Kit contains 10 white bags, 10 votive candles and sand for the bags. The cost of each kit is $10. For more information, contact Mary Lou or Frank Mayberry or New Bethany Ministries.