Light a Candle for Children, is an advocacy and prayer vigil project that invites congregations to join in Days of Prayer for Children. It begins approximately forty days prior to the observance of the National Children’s Sabbaths (sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.).
During these Sabbath celebrations, held annually on the third weekend of October, thousands of congregations unite simultaneously in witness for children through prayer, education, and worship.
Light a Candle for Children is part of this witness and your congregation can participate.
--From the Light a Candle brochure provided by Disciples Home Missions at http://www.discipleshomemissions.org/files/FCM-LightACandlebrochure.pdf