2017 Annual Candlelight Ceremony Information

The Sadie Rose Foundation is hosting their 10th annual Candlelight Remembrance CeremonySunday, Dec. 10, at Dayton Church of the Brethren 202 Main Street Dayton at 7 pm.

This ceremony is in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends worldwide candle-lighting to remember children of any age; adult, youth, child, baby, that have died. Guests are invited to bring mementos for the Remembrance Table and refreshments to share following the service.

We will have a slideshow presentation with photos /names/dates of the children we are remembering together. To submit your child’s photo, name, and date, please send a jpeg file to tanya@sadierosefoundation.org.… Read the rest

Upcoming Events and September Newsletter

Dayton Autumn Celebration, October and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness events, Annual Spaghetti Lunch and Fall Bazaar, and Annual Candlelight Ceremony details can all be found in our September 2017 newsletter, posted here. We’ve also updated the newsletter page on our website to reflect our July and August newsletters as well.… Read the rest

8th Annual Candlelight Ceremony Dec 13, 2015

Join us as we participate in The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony to honor the memory of our children, Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7 pm. Plan to gather by 6:30 at River Oaks Church in Harrisonburg (behind the old Shoneys.) Please feel free to bring pictures or mementos of your child/children to place on the remembrance table. We also encourage you to bring family and friends to celebrate your child with you and a snack to share following the ceremony.
Our service will consist of several readings, a song written and performed by Jessie Trainum, and a bereaved sibling dance choreographed and performed by Alaina Erbaugh and Taryn Zander.… Read the rest

December Events Update

We will NOT have our regularly scheduled support meetings for the month of December! Please see this list for December events. However, one-on-one support, person-to-person, texting, email, and Facebook is available at ANY time! Contact our office or see the list of peer support parents on page 2 of our November December 2014. Our regular support meeting schedule resumes in January 2015.

Dec 8: 28th Annual Bereaved Parents Memorial Tree Service, hosted by Sentara RMH, 7-9 p.m., on the first floor concourse. This service is open to anyone in the community who has lost a child in miscarriage, stillbirth or early infancy.… Read the rest

August newsletter available online

We have multiple upcoming remembrance events, support meetings, and opportunities to be involved in the Sadie Rose Foundation. Check out our August 2014 Newsletter for details as well as our monthly remembrances. Thanks to Brant and Shannon Midkiff for being a newsletter sponsor this month! Contact our office for details about that. Again, here is our August 2014 Newsletter.… Read the rest

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