Candlelight Service of Remembrance with Kara Grief
December 8, 2022. at 7:00 PM PST
All are invited to join Kara Grief for a meaningful evening of remembrance where personal sharing on the themes
of Memory, Hope, Love, Courage and Community come together with live music and culminate in a special candle lighting ceremony to honor loved ones who have died. For those joining online, please feel free to use a standard
or electronic candle as part of the closing ceremony. This hybrid service is open to all. The Candlelight Service
of Remembrance service will take place at First Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto, CA (1140 Cowper Street.)
December 8, 2022. at 7:00 PM PST and will be Live-Streamed via Zoom. This hybrid service is open to all.
Register to attend the Live-Stream at: https://kara-grief.org/events/2022-candlelight-service-of-remembrance/
Christmas Remembrance Luminary
December 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Cloverdale Event Center, 1200 North Cloverdale Road, Boise, Idaho 83713
Please join Cloverdale Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation, for a candlelight service remembering
all those that have gone before us. All are welcome to attend with family friendly, FREE event.
The candlelight service will be followed by a light dessert reception.
Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/469136981919043/?ref=newsfeed
Tree of Remembrance
Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 6:30-8:30 PM
Meridian Public Library, 1326 West Cherry Lane, Meridian, Idaho
Those in the Treasure Valley Idaho are welcome to join Because Kids Grieve for this year's Tree of Remembrance event on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the Meridian Public Library, 6:30-8:30 PM. Join them for a fun night
of making ornaments in remembrance of your loved ones that will be displayed at the library through the
month of December. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free to everyone!
For details visit www.becausekidsgrieve.org
Memorial Day, May 30, 2022
Wishing you all a meaningful Memorial Day. Our thoughts are with all of our fallen heroes, their families
& the loved ones who stood by them and miss them every day. This can be a difficult day for anyone who has lost someone who was a veteran or was on active duty. If you are finding this day emotionally challenging, consider exploring some ways that you can take care of yourself, perhaps taking a walking, calling a friend
to talk, laying down for a nap, lighting a candle in remembrance of your person, eating special meal, writing
a letter to them or doing something that your loved one enjoyed in honor of them might make the day feel a little easier to manage. If you haven't lost someone who was in the military you may be unsure of how you
can help those who are grieving during the holiday. The most important thing you can do is just acknowledge the range of feelings they may be having. Reach out, if you are able, to let them know you care about them
and that you are available to talk or be with them if that would feel supportive and helpful.
Worldwide Celebration of Remembrance To Honor Mothers Who Are No Longer Living
May 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST
If you are missing your mother or mother figure, you are invited to join "Motherless Daughter's" author
and coach, Hope Edelman, for the Worldwide Celebration of Remembrance To Honor Mothers Who Are No Longer Living event. Hope will share her annual Mother's Day letter to Motherless Daughters, and there
will be special guest speakers, a chance to win free giveaways, toast to all our mothers, and the
2nd International Circle of Remembrance. Join Hope Edelman, Claire Bidwell Smith, Kelly McDaniel,
and other guest speakers for this free event to explore:
How can we still honor our moms on this weekend?
How can we, if we have children, allow Mother’s Day to be about ourselves and her at the same time?
How can we find others who understand what this day represents for us?
Join in on May 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST.
The call is one hour, with a 30-minute Open Discussion period afterward for sharing stories about our moms.
Register for this FREE event at: www.motherlessdaughters.com/md-worldwide-call
Any questions? Feel free to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holding hope this Easter for those who are missing their...
Sending you all wishes for a gentle holiday weekend. If you are missing a dear loved one, feeling lonely,
or are dealing with any kind of loss. Holidays can lose their sparkle and intensify difficult emotions when
you are grieving. They can be a tender reminder of what and who we are missing.
It is normal to struggle on these special days and it's okay to change up traditions or skip the celebrations
all together if that is easier for you this year. If it feels comforting it may be helpful to share a pleasant
memory with a trusted person, enjoy some of your favorite treats, make a donation to a favorite charity,
or do something like light a candle or say a prayer to commemorate your person.
Whether you acknowledge this holiday or not, take time this weekend to show yourself some love, care,
and compassion. Wishing you special moments of serenity and delight that give your heart a little lift.
With love and blessings,
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
The Longest Season Service
Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 PM CT
The Longest Season Service is a free, ecumenical offering of the Center of Addiction & Faith
via Zoom on Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 PM CT. All are invited. Some call it Blue Christmas
or the Longest Night. For people with history—long or recent—of grief, trauma, depression
or loss, the holidays are not “the most wonderful time of the year” as Andy Williams has
been insisting since 1963. In the Western Christian tradition, many denominations hold a
special service to support those for whom the holidays hold a mixed bag of emotions.
This special service will contain elements of worship, gratitude, prayer, music, sharing and
the healing light of hope. Usually held at the time of the winter solstice, December 21st,
the traditional service coincides with the feast day of Saint Thomas the Apostle, who struggled
to believe in Jesus’s resurrection. Attendees are encouraged to bring a candle, which we will
light together at the end of the ceremony to introduce our grief and loss to the light of healing.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/longestseason
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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