To help spread joy and hope in these challenging times, local Camden churches will be ringing their bells in unison at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. This will be done in conjunction with the lighting of the beautiful Camden Star atop Mt. Battie.

The participating churches include Chestnut Street Baptist Church; First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ; John Street United Methodist Church; Our Lady of Good Hope Roman Catholic Parish; and St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

Together, they wish all in our local community, and the wider world, blessings of hope, peace, joy and love.