The Sierra Madre candlelight procession, begun in 1971 took place on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. Participating ministers (per the program) were Rev. Paul Beck and Pastor Steve Daniels of Sierra Madre Congregational, Dr. Phil Carlson of Bethany Church, Fr. Michael Bamberger and Mary Ann Zahn of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Rev. George Crisp of Sierra Madre United Methodist Church, Fr. Pat Brennan of Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center, Dr. Scott Daniels of the First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, Deacon John Hull of St. Rita Catholic Church and Rev. Richard Anderson of Living Free in Christ Ministries. Rev. Anderson was one of the folks involved in starting the tradition when he was with Sierra Madre Congregational Church. Mary and Joseph were portrayed by Jeremiah and Ruth Schwind, and David Baer sat in as the Baby Jesus when the figurine turned out to be at Congregational Church instead of St. Rita’s. Please enjoy these photos, and you’ll find video below the photo gallery, as well.