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Annual Candlelight Memorial Service honors loved ones

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one; yet it's also an important time to remember those we've lost. The annual Service of Remembrance, sponsored by Hospice of Spencer Hospital, Abben Cancer Center, Warner Funeral Home and area clergy, is a special time to remember those loved ones.

The Candlelight Service of Remembrance will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at First Congregational Church, 1212 First Ave. W. in Spencer.

"The Christmas season can be a difficult time for grieving people," Rev. Tom Van Tassell, spiritual director for Hospice of Northwest Iowa of Spencer Hospital, said. "This service is a time to help us move toward Christmas acknowledging loss and pain, yet seeking to be embraced by God's redeeming love."

All people who wish to honor a deceased loved one are invited to attend this special candlelight service.

"We welcome everyone to join us in our Service of Remembrance," Melissa Cunningham, director for Hospice of Spencer Hospital, said. "This is not a service just for families and friends of hospice patients; all people are invited."

Anyone with questions regarding the special candlelight service is encouraged to call Hospice of Spencer Hospital at 264-6380.



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