Parents, siblings and grandparents of children who have died are invited to attend a candle-lighting ceremony from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1911 4th Ave. N., Sauk Rapids. Loved ones may bring a single framed photo of their child for display if they wish. Special music, readings and time for sharing reflections and memories will be part of the evening as well. Out of respect for the newly grieving and in keeping with the reverent nature of the event, please consider finding alternative care for younger family members.
The candle-lighting service at Living Waters is being held in conjunction with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting® in honor of the National Children’s Memorial Day. This memorial event which began in 1997 is a day set aside to remember all children who have died. Candles will be lit by families and friends in homes around the world in memory of children who have died. Candle lighting will begin at 7 p.m. traveling through each time zone illuminating the globe in a 24-hour wave of light.
For more information, call the Living Waters church office at (320) 255-1135.