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In-person Lighting of the Green returns Dec. 12

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 11/29/2021 - 22:32
Lighting of the Green, 2019

After a virtual gathering in 2020, the Lighting of the Green returns as a real-time event on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m. around the Green in the center of campus.

Many Western Christian churches, including the Mennonite Church USA denomination with which Bethel is affiliated, observe Advent, the season of preparation for celebrating the birth of Christ on Dec. 25.

Lighting of the Green can still be viewed online

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 15:37
Lighting of the Green, 2019

The 35th iteration of the college’s Advent tradition took place Sunday, Dec. 13, with participants from (almost literally) everywhere.

And it can be seen on Bethel's YouTube channel at

As has been true of so many Bethel College events in the fall 2020 semester, the annual Lighting of the Green was open to the world by way of the internet.

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