JONESBORO, Ark. – ShareHope, a program of NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, will host a Candlelight Vigil to honor the memory of the children who have died, regardless of age or reason, on December 1.
This year marks the 10th Anniversary for the Candlelight Vigil at the Angel of Hope Statue and will be held on December 1, at 5 p.m. in the NEA Baptist Prayer Garden located at the NEA Baptist medical campus at 4800 E Johnson. Participants are asked to use the main hospital entrance during the night of the event.
It is tradition to place a white flower or candle at the Angel. Candles and white flowers are provided. Feel free to bring pictures or other memorabilia to place at the Angel during the service. All personal items will be available to pick up on Monday December 3 in the ShareHope office located in the Women’s Clinic.
Registration is encouraged due to supplies needed for service. Register with the name of the child that has passed by November 26th in order for their name to be printed in the program.
The Angel of Hope statue is an exact replica of the original Christmas Box Angel of Hope statue, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It stands as a symbol of hope for all parents who have experienced the loss of a baby or child of any age. The Angel of Hope is based on the angel statue in the book “The Christmas Box” by Richard Paul Evans (www.richardpaulevans.com) Copies of the book will be available for those in attendance.
For more information about the candlelight service, please contact Annie Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org or NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief at 870-936-7719.