Ceremony of remembrance for those who have lost a child


Individuals experiencing the loss of a child are invited to a ceremony of remembrance and support leading into the holiday season.

International Children’s Memorial Day Service

Sunday, December 11, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

First United Church of Christ

This is a service of remembrance for those touched by the death of a child of any age. The evening includes readings, the lighting of candles, and time for reflection. There will also be grief support resources available for families. 

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

This local ceremony is part of Worldwide Candle Lighting, an international commemoration on December 11 with remembrance services around the world for families that have lost a child.

The Northfield service is hosted by the Northfield Grief Coalition and the Northfield Hospice division of Northfield Hospital & Clinics. Worldwide Candle Lighting is organized globally by The Compassionate Friends.

For more information, contact Katie Jacobi, Bereavement Coordinator at Northfield Hospice:

(507) 646-1349 or jacobik@northfieldhospital.org.