Candle Lighting Ceremony POSTPONED until Wednesday, Dec 11

Due to inclement weather, our Candle Lighting Ceremony will be POSTPONED until Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Church of the Brethren.

Please share this information with your family and friends!

Today, Sunday, is the date of the Worldwide Candle Lighting initiated by The Compassionate Friends. We invite you to still take part in the Worldwide Wave of Light by lighting a candle in your home at 7 p.m. and allowing it to burn for one hour. You can also visit the Compassionate Friends website to leave a message to your child/grandchild/sibling in the memorial notebook read and shared around the world by fellow bereaved families.… Read the rest

December 2013 Support Meetings Update!

As shared in our December 2013 newsletter, because of our Candle Lighting Remembrance Ceremony and the busyness of the season we will NOT be having the First Thursday Miscarriage Support Meeting or the Second Monday Bereaved Parents Meeting or the Fourth Friday Bereaved Family Meeting in the month of December. All meetings will resume their normal schedules in January 2014.

We WILL host the Candle Lighting Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 8th, (detail above) as well as our Second Thursday Informal Coffee. ****NOTE TIME CHANGE – 9:30-11:30 a.m. instead of 10 a.m.… Read the rest

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

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.… Read the rest

Candlelight Ceremony December 8th

We will host our annual Candlelight Ceremony December 8th at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg. This event is in coordination with The Compassionate Friends’ Worldwide Wave of Light. This is to remember and memorialize children of any age who have died and for grandparents, parents, siblings, family and friends. To submit a photo for the remembrance slideshow, email a JPEG photo to office@sadierosefoundation.org along with the name of the child you are remembering, their date of birth and date of death. We will also have a table for mementos.… Read the rest

Remembering Our Babies Walk Photos

Credit: James Chung/The Breeze
Credit: James Chung/The Breeze
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Credit: James Chung/”The Breeze”
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Credit: James Chung/The Breeze
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Credit: James Chung/The Breeze
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Credit: James Chung/The Breeze

Show the Pink and Blue

Email photos of you, your family, your place of work or any business showing some pink and blue for National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and we will post them on our Facebook page and print them in our newsletter! We will also send a personalized thank you card so please be sure to include a return mailing address. Email photos in a JPEG file to office@sadierosefoundation.org. Thanks to everyone showing the love and support!… Read the rest

October Newsletter now available

The October edition of our monthly newsletter is now available online.  In it you will find information about our upcoming Remembering our Babies Walk, a Memorial Tree Service sponsored by RMH, how to submit videos for our upcoming Candlelight Ceremony, way to volunteer and sponsor our outreach, a new feature called “In Our Mailbox,” and an update on our butterfly wall.  Here is the link again.  October 2013 Newsletter. Read the rest