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

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

Upcoming Special Events

We are currently planning our annual Remembering Our Babies Walk in conjunction with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, October 15th, and our annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony in conjunction with the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelight Ceremony, December 8th. Scroll down this page to see information and RSVP forms for both events.

The Remembering our Babies Walk October 15th, is free of charge. Donations are appreciated. We will gather at the gazebo on the west side of Court Square in Harrisonburg from 6:30-7 p.m. We will light ceremonial candles and walk around the square at 7 p.m.… Read the rest