Recognizing and welcoming families of all faiths and cultures.
Please join us for:
Our 12th Annual Candlelight Service
to honor the memory of children who have died, regardless of age or reason.
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Every December 6th at 7 p.m., parents and loved ones gather to remember and honor all our children. This year, however, we will be making some modifications to our annual event due to COVID-19. Our event will take place outdoors and will not include an indoor service, as in the previous years.
This year, we will gather at the Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial Park. At 7 p.m., a brief Message of Hope will be shared, and a special dedication will take place for the memorial tiles placed on the “Wall of Love” this year. Please feel free to bring a white flower in memory of your loved one symbolizing hope to be placed at the base of the Angel statue. It is our hope that the annual vigil provides a place for grieving families to unite and find strength and comfort in one another. Candles for this event, will be provided.
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 currently more than 120 Angel of Hope monuments in the United States, Canada and Japan. Eight are in Minnesota: Maple Grove, Chanhassen, Perham, Spicer, Fergus Falls, Grand Rapids, Duluth and Virginia. The initial memorial statue and subsequent memorial parks were inspired by the book “The Christmas Box” by the author Richard Paul Evans.
We encourage you to dress warmly, wear a mask and practice social distancing.
If you are unable to attend this event at 7 p.m., you are welcome to go to the Angel statue anytime on
December 6 and place your white flower at the base of the Angel, in memory of your loved one.
For more information please contact Cheryl Weappa @ 749-5642.