Recognizing and welcoming families of all faiths and cultures.
Please join us for:
Our 13th Annual Candlelight Service
to honor the memory of children who have died, regardless of age or reason.
Monday, December 6, 2021
We will gather between 6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Peace United Methodist Church at 303 South 9th Avenue, Virginia and proceed to the Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial Park as a group at 7 p.m. We encourage you to dress warmly, wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Following a brief service at the park, the candlelight service will take place inside the Peace United Methodist Church chapel. The chapel will be open for those in attendance not wanting to attend the outside service. Masks will be required inside the church.
A special dedication will take place for the memorial tiles
placed on the “Wall of Love” this year.
The "Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial Park," in Virginia, Minnesota, is part of a national and international network of memorial parks that provide a place of comfort and hope to parents, family members and friends who grieve the loss of a child. There are over one hundred such parks in existence. The initial memorial statue and subsequent memorial parks were inspired by the book “The Christmas Box” by the author Richard Paul Evans.
Please feel free to bring a white flower in memory of your loved one to be placed at the base of the Angel statue. A picture board will be available for you to place a photo of your loved one. The photo will remain until after the service is completed. There will also be a slide presentation of our children’s pictures with music. If you would like your child's picture and name included on the slide show, please email their picture no later than November 29. Send photos in jpg format to e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. If you shared a picture for previous slide presentations, you do not have to submit a new picture.
For more information, please contact Cheryl Weappa @ 749-5642