International Peace Light Ceremony 2018

International Peace Light Ceremony 2018
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Text Box:  Please join with the Minsi Trails Council Chaplains as they share the International Peace Light of Bethlehem. 

The Holidays are quickly approaching and the International Peace Light is again coming to Minsi Trails Council.  To help celebrate the season the Chaplains of Minsi Trails Council will hold a short Peace Light sharing ceremony:

When:   Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Minsi Trails Council Scout Service Center
991 Postal Rd. Allentown, PA 18109

Join us in receiving the flame and share its “light” as it spread peace to our families and places of worship.

What is the Peace Light?
In the Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem, Israel, there is an oil lamp that’s been burning continuously for centuries.  This is the Peace Light flame.  Each year a child from Austria travels to Bethlehem in the Middle East to light a flame from the one that burns in the Church of the Nativity.  This flame is then flown to Austria where it is distributed to Scout delegations from across Europe and the world.  The Peace Light is taken by Scouts back to their home countries to share with others.  The Peace Light was originated by Austrian Scouting, Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Broadcast Corporation in 1986.

Peace Light Distribution
This year, the Peace Light will again be transported by Austrian Airlines from Vienna, Austria and arrive in the U.S. at New York City’s JFK International Airport.  A welcome ceremony will be held at JFK’s Our Lady of the Skies Chapel upon its arrival.  Volunteers from several countries will be present to then distribute the Peace Light in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America.  Representative from the Minsi Trails Council Chaplains will also be on hand in New York to bring the Peace Light back to our area.

Local Sharing Ceremony
A sharing ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. the Minsi trails Council Scout Service Center, 991 Postal Rd., Allentown, PA 18109.  This is open to all Scout units (Boy and Girl Scouts).

For information visit www.peacelight.org and www.bsainternationalpeacelightusa.org

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991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-8551
Fax: (610) 465-4500

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)


991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770
Fax: (610) 266-7798

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon., Wed., & Fri.)
9:00am - 7:00pm (Tues., & Thurs.)
9:00am - 3:00pm (Sat.)