Worldwide Candlelight Service

Those who have experienced the deep grief of losing a child may find themselves feeling alone and not understood.  Our annual Worldwide Candlelight Service for those who have lost a child or any age is an opportunity to publicly remember their child and find comfort from other grieving parents.

Held the second Sunday evening in December, this service includes special music, spiritual encouragement, empathetic words of other grieving parents and the opportunity to light a candle for and publicly remember each child.  The service is followed by a reception where grieving parents can get acquainted and show pictures and other mementos of their child. 

This page will provide updates about the next Worldwide Candlelight Service.

Latest Updates

Prayer Path

Prayer Path

A temporary cross-centered prayer path was designed on the lawn in front of the church before the Worldwide Candlelight Service. It is a tangible way to remember loved...

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The Phone Call

Advent 2012.  I frequently requested an early advent date for my column so I could invite readers to our Candlelight service for grieving parents. I know with previous...

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Cheer Up?

Cheer Up?

As pastor I am careful not to assume everyone feels as joyful as I do. And vice versa. The expectation that you have to be happy is not a gracious one. It’s about...

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