Remembering Our Children


Every December, parents and family members are invited to participate in a special hour-long memorial service and candlelight vigil at the Marion First United Methodist Church to honor the memory of their children.


Children's Candlelight Memorial Vigil

The light represents the inner love, constant longing, and precious memories we will carry in our hearts forever. A candlelight memorial service will be held in conjunction with Compassionate Friends annual, worldwide candle lighting observance.

Join other families who have lost a child, whether through pregnancy or infant death, during childhood, or as an adult, as we light individual candles in honor of the memory of our beloved children.

All family, extended family and friends who want to show support are encouraged to attend.


Share a Photo

A memory table will be provided to display special mementos or a picture of your child. You can also submit a brief message about your son or daughter to be shared while their picture is shown on the overhead screen.



baby-angel-2

For more information, contact:
  • Dana Renken at (319) 396-6204,
  • Amy Tersinar at (319) 432-1911
  • Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel at (319) 362-1135
You can also watch our News and Events page for details in December.


Sponsored by First United Methodist Church and Cedar Memorial Funeral Home.