2014 Annual Memorial Service
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Hospice of Jefferson Healthcare will hold its annual community memorial service on Thursday, October 30, 2014, starting promptly at 5:00 pm. The service will be held at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Avenue, in Port Townsend.
There will be refreshments and sharing afterward. Anyone in East Jefferson County who has experienced the death of a loved one in the past year is invited to join with friends and family. This free, non-denominational service of remembrance emphasizes community and the celebration of life. It is held every autumn before the holiday season, because the holidays are often difficult and lonely especially during the first year after the death. The service includes music, candle lighting, a program of responsive readings, reflections and sharing, and will be officiated by Chaplain Stephanie Tivona Reith
Musical interludes will be provided by harpists Paula Lalish and Shannon Ryan, as well as members of the Threshold Choir. During the ceremony, a memorial quilt, made by the Cabin Fever Quilters is displayed and family members and friends are encouraged to add a photo or memento to honor and remember their loved one. The quilt is used as a symbol of hospice and represents the long-held American traditions of home, family, community and caring, all hallmarks of hospice care.
The memorial service is made possible by the generosity of the Hospice Foundation of Jefferson Healthcare, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, call the hospice office at 360-385-0610