Join us as we participate in the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony to honor the memory of children gone too soon. Sunday, Dec. 8th, 7 p.m. at Sunrise Church of the Brethren 1496 S Main Street Harrisonburg. Please bring a snack to share following the ceremony and if you would like, a memento or photo of your child for the Remembrance Table.

The service will include:

* Welcome and announcements

* A reading

* A song

* A personal story

* A slideshow of children’s photos submitted by guests.(See submission details below.)

* After the slideshow, we will call people forward row by row and invite you to light a candle in memory of the child/children you are remembering. You will also be invited to say who you are lighting your candle for if you choose to do so. After you light your candle you may return to your seats and leave your candle lit for as long as seems right to you.

* We will close with a benediction.

Photo submission details: You may submit JPEG file photos to and include the child’s name, date of birth and date of death. (You are still welcome to attend even if you did not get a photo to us!)

This is an event for all who wish to honor the memory of a child of any age. Families and friends are welcome to come remember and honor your child with you.

A basket will be available for donations to support the ongoing outreach and remembrance events sponsored by the Sadie Rose Foundation.

If you have any questions or are able to volunteer for this event, please contact Regina at 540-810-4351 or

Below is a photo of Sunrise Church of the Brethren where this event will take place.


Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony Sunday, Dec 8th, 7 p.m.

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