October Newsletter and Bazaar Flier

Our October 2015 Newsletter is filled with information about upcoming events, a heartfelt thank you note, and opportunities for you to weigh in on coping with grief during the holidays and how to deal with guilt as bereaved parents and siblings. We look forward to receiving your responses! Click here to read our October 2015 newsletter or visit our newsletter page.

A reminder that the Dayton Autumn Celebration was postponed until this Saturday so we are baking Thursday morning (Oct 8) during coffee time. You are also welcome to bring already baked items to contribute!… Read the rest

New SRF article in Messenger Magazine!

Special thanks to Karen Doss Bowman and Messenger Magazine for a beautiful tribute to The Sadie Rose Foundation. Read a PDF version of the article here. Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren denomination. For more information about the magazine, or the Church of the Brethren, visit www.brethren.org.

I also want to add, there would never be an article like this without the many who make this possible! A special shout-out to our incredible donors and volunteers! YOU are what empowers the US! Thank you!… 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

May Newsletter Available Online

Our May 2014 Newsletter is now available online.

Along with our monthly remembrances, there are lot’s of IMO’s (In Memory Of) including the newsletter sponsorship this month. From Regina’s Desk includes an article of defining motherhood. This newsletter also includes information about upcoming events, and the executive director’s quarterly board report.

Again, click here for the May 2014 SRF newsletter.… Read the rest

January 2014 Newsletter Available Online

Here is the January 2014 newsletter, which includes an article about how to cope after the holidays, opportunities to be involved with the Sadie Rose Foundation, January Remembrances, photos of the 2013 Candle Lighting Ceremony, and more.

To view the newsletter, click here.

View our newsletter archives here. 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