Ecumen Lights of Honor Community Celebrations: Honor, Remember, Celebrate

Honor lights are being lit across Minnesota as Ecumen communities host their annual "Lights of Honor" celebrations.

Honor lights are being lit across Minnesota as Ecumen communities host their annual "Lights of Honor" celebrations.

Lights of Honor is a fundraiser held at each Ecumen community that allows individuals to…

Honor and recognize someone whose life impacts yours.
Remember a loved one who has passed away.
Celebrate outstanding care provided by a staff member.

Ecumen communities sell lanterns and have a special Lights of Honor event where community members, donors, residents and others come to celebrate. Last year, Ecumen communities raised over $30,000 for various site projects.  

The funds go directly to the Ecumen communities where they are raised, and they are used for special projects or other needs.  Over the years, Lights of Honor funds have been used in a wide range of ways including funding resident activities and interactive games, Meals on Wheels, handicap accessible doors, remodeling projects, fitness equipment, furniture, TVs, iPads, iPods, computers and memory care programming.

To purchase a lantern visit or call your local community.

Lights of Honor celebrations will take place at the following locations in upcoming weeks:

Ecumen Scenic Shores: October 5th (Two Harbors)

Ecumen Centennial House: October 12 (Apple Valley)

Ecumen Bethany Community: October 15 (Alexandria)

Ecumen of Litchfield: October 16

Ecumen Oaks & Pines: October 17 (Hutchinson)

Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood: October 23

Ecumen Pathstone LivingNovember 2 (Mankato)

Ecumen Brooks: November 2(Owatonna)

Ecumen Detroit Lakes: November 5

Ecumen Meadows: November 5 (Worthington)

Ecumen Countryside: November 9 (Owatonna)

Ecumen Lakeview Commons: November 16 (Maplewood)

Ecumen North Branch: November 17

Ecumen Sand Prairie: December 7 (St Peter)

Ecumen Prairie Hill: December 14 (St Peter)

Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo: December 14

Celebrations have already been held at the following Ecumen locations:

Ecumen Lakeshore: August 30 (Duluth)

Ecumen Evergreens of Moorhead: September 12

Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley: September 28

For more information or to purchase an Honor Light, visit or a local Ecumen community.