Recognizing and welcoming families of all faiths and cultures.
Please join us for:
Our 8th Annual Candlelight Service
to honor the memory of children who have died,
regardless of age or reason.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
We will gather between 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Peace United Methodist Church at 303 South 9th Avenue, Virginia and proceed to the Children’s Memorial Park as a group at 7 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. A special dedication will take place for the memorial tiles placed on the Wall of Love this year as well as for the newly adopted trees. The chapel will be open for those in attendance not wanting to attend the outside service.
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 30th. Send photos in jpg format to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of the Children’s Memorial park will provide hot drinks & cookies following the service.
For more information please contact Cheryl Weappa @ 749-5642