Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
The Southern Illinois Chapter of Bereaved Parents/USA to Host 12th Annual Candlelight Remembrance Service
Date(s) & Time(s)::
December 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3205 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL
For families who have experienced the death of a child (no matter how old their child is). The service includes poetry, music, and special words of understanding and hope. The highlight for most families is that moment in the service when their child's name is read aloud and the parents come to the front of the church to light a candle in memory of their child. Siblings, grandparents, and extended family and friends light their candles from the parent's candle. Families are encouraged to bring a framed photograph of their child to display on our Angel Table. Each family has the opportunity to donate a new, unwrapped toy which will be given to needy children in the area this Christmas Season. The Southern Illinois Chapter will supply a "donated in memory of ____" tag which will be attached to the toy. A reception will be held after the service.Return to event list.
No reservations are needed, but plan to arrive early in order to register your child's name, place your child's photo on the Angel Table, and drop off your donated toy.
Call Linda Mlot, Chapter Leader for more information.
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