Hospice offers Time of Remembering
For those missing a loved one during the holiday season, Mt. Hood Hospice will host its annual Time of Remembering from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sandy Baptist Church, 34435 S.E. Jarl Road, Boring.
The event features music by a harpist from Sacred Flight, a reading of names, the lighting of candles and a memorial video all in the spirit of paying homage to those who are no longer with us.
"We hope to nurture a positive response to remembering someone they lost," said event coordinator Holly Mulcahey. "Our hearts are big and tender because of the holidays and how people have experienced loss."
"We do this as a way to serve the community, whether they've been with Mt. Hood Hospice or not," Mulcahey said. "It's hard to tell who's grieving of the people you just meet around town, and this is a welcoming, safe couple of moments to know you're not alone in this. Tears and/or smiles are welcome and Kleenex are provided."
Mulcahey plans to remember her father, a World War II naval officer, this year during her first year organizing the event, even though he passed away years ago.
"I thought this year I'm going to participate," she said. "There's no right or wrong time to remember someone."
Hospice Chaplain Fred Vogel will speak at the event. Refreshments will be provided following the service.
This event is not religiously affiliated.
— Brittany Allen
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