June 15th Candlelighting 2013

Our Candelighting ceremony is one of APC's most cherished member only events and it is right around the corner.

Candlelighting is a special night we dedicate to the miracle of family.  Whether you just adopted, are in the beginning stages of your journey, or adopted 20 years ago you will not want to miss this inspiring event and be part of  a magical evening by lighting a candle with special meaning to you!

For our pre-adopt members, light a "wish" candle for the child you are waiting for.  For our members blessed with a new addition to their family, light a "welcome" candle for the child.  We also light candles to remember those children throughout the world still waiting for their forever family,  and invite everyone to light a candle for a special person or occasion.

Another highlight of our evening is a heartwarming photo presentation of our APC families.   Our moving video will bring hope as well as tears of joy to your eyes as you view photos of how our families have grown over the years, reminisce about your own journey, and see the proof in all the smiling APC family faces that reconfirms the miracle of adoption!  Everyone is encouraged to be part of this presentation and to do so , simply email your family photos to photos@firstepsadv.comby June 8th. 

Candlelighting will once again be held at The Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793 from 7:00 pm -10pm.  We kindly request each family donate a special dessert for our dessert table.  If you like, feel free to bring goodies for your table as well.    We ask each member family to pay $10.00 at the door and if your membership is not current, you will be asked to renew that night.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend  as long as a member is in attendance and will be charged $10.00 per couple.  We will serve dessert and coffee and  offer a chance to win our raffle or 50-50.  

 This is an ADULTS ONLY event.  NO CHILDREN will be admitted. We ask that you please RSVP before June 8th by sending your check, made payable to APC to Tiiu Tambakis, Treasurer, 9 Cori Lane, East Northport, NY 11731  so we can get a head count for refreshments.   For more information or questions call or email  Caryl Deiches at 631-462-3228 / cdeiches@gmail.com