Sar Shalom Holds Public Menorah Lighting

  • 12/12/2017 9:37:59 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Tuesday evening marked the first day of Hannukah, and in recognition of the eight-day holiday, Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation held a public Menorah lighting ceremony. According to the Congregation's research, the event is Richland County's first public Menorah lighting.

"The Menorah is made up of nine branches, but it's one unit of light," said Rabbi William Hallbrook. "I kind of see this congregation as such, this community - we're made up of various peoples of different colors and races, and even denominations. We're all coming together this season to let the light of the Messiah shine through us."

The congregation held a small presentation thanking several public servants before moving outside to formally light the Menorah. After the lighting ceremony concluded, the congregation returned indoors where they could find hot chocolate, desserts, and other such refreshments before moving on to other activities.

Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation has been a community staple since 2005. For more information, visit their website.

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