Celebrate life at Comox United

1 p.m. on Saturday December 13, 2014 at Comox United Church

“Celebrate a Life & Blue Christmas Service” to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday December 13

Join in celebrating life amidst the holiday season.

Experience a gentle atmosphere of respect and compassion at the “Celebrate a Life & Blue Christmas Service” to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday December 13, 2014 at Comox United Church located at 250 Beach Drive, Comox.

The Comox Valley Hospice Society is aware that the holiday season can be a particularly painful time following the death of a loved one and that some family traditions will be forever altered. The expectation to feel joyous during the holidays can make the hurt of loss seem even more painful. This, coupled with the traditional focus on families, celebration and togetherness can feel overwhelming and may lead to a sense of feeling numb and disengaged.

This is a normal part of grieving and the happiness of the season may make the burden of loss seem even harder to bear.

For those feeling a sense of loss or longing and wish to honour: the lives of loved ones in remembrance; or those who are ill, or wish to be with others at this tender time of the year, consider attending this gentle celebration of life amidst this holiday season. Together we will join in acknowledging that many in our community have lost loved ones and that a part of grief is celebrating the lives of those who have died whether the loss is recent, long ago, near, far or has touched you in any way.

This free non-denominational community partnership event will provide a safe, quiet space for you to join with others who may be grieving in our community. Trained staff and volunteers will be present before and after the service. Tears, laughter, sharing, private reflections and prayer will all be respected. Everyone is welcome and a softly orchestrated program of music, readings, silence and ceremony will be followed by an invitation to share homemade food and beverages after the service.

The ‘Celebrate a Life & Blue Christmas Service’ offers a unique ceremony of remembrance while being with others in whatever way feels of most comfort to you. For more information call Comox Valley Hospice Society at: 250-339-5533.

 

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