Please join us for:
Our 15th Annual Candlelight Service
to honor the memory of children who have died, regardless of age or reason.
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
(please note earlier time for outside gathering)
We will gather between 5:45 p.m. – 6:00 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 6 p.m. We encourage you to dress warmly.
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 to those in attendance not wanting to attend the outside service.
A special dedication will take place for the memorial tiles
placed on the “Wall of Love” this year and
for the memorial trees adopted 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.
The Friends of the Children’s Memorial Park will provide hot drinks & cookies following the service.
For more information, please contact Scott or Cheryl Weappa @ 749-5642.