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January 2018

Art Gallery Exhibit

January 5 10:00 am - February 1 5:00 pm

This exhibit features the professional work done by art conservator, Barry Bauman, River Forest, IL, on significant pieces of art in the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters' Motherhouse Collection. Before and after pictures, explanation of the cleaning process, a video of Bauman working in his studio, new stretcher frame design, and more will enhance the appreciation of these vintage art works and of the skill that goes into their preservation.

Canvas Painting: Beach Scene

January 18 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes will guide you step by step how to paint your own canvas. Even though it's cold outside, we can imagine the beach as we paint a beach scene. All materials will be provided.

Memory Cafe

January 25 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

February 2018

Midlife As a Spiritual Journey

February 2 7:30 pm - February 4 1:00 pm

This retreat will be an opportunity for you to explore your mid-life qualms, uncertainties and indecisions as being an integral part of your spiritual journey. We will look at the natural life shift from quantity to quality; from doing to being, from an expected life to a more genuine and authentic life.

Kate Hennessy will present with illuminating detail the biographical story of her grandmother, Dorothy Day, a noted Catholic social activist and cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, and her mother, Tamar. Hennessy, drawing from memories, diaries, and family letters, will explore the themes of love, suffering, voluntary poverty, pacifism, and what it means to perform the works of mercy.

Local Foods: Vegetable Production for Market

February 7 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In her two-hour presentation, Linda Naeve will provide an overview of marketing possibilitis for begtable producers. She will discuss advantages/disadvantages of different markets, record keeping, communication, grading, and packaging. She will also field questions from participants. This event is part of Sinsinawa Mound Collaborative Farming program.

Tri-State Local Food Summit

February 10 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrating Social and Ecological Justice in the Heartland

Food enthusiasts and producers are invited to come together at the 2018 Tri-State Local Food Summit at Sinsinawa Mound 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Join us for Celebrating Social and Ecological Justice in the Heartland. From healthy soil to racial justice, native food sovereignty to edible landscaping, the day is about educating, inspiring, challenging, and connecting—with people, the land, and a more just food system.

Canvas Painting

February 13 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide participants step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. During this class, we will create a birch tree trunk with branch and nest. Bring a friend and celebrate Valentine's Day together. All supplies will be provided.

Southwest WI Women’s CEW

February 16 7:00 pm - February 18 7:00 pm

A Christian Experience Weekend (CEW) is a weekend away from our normally hectic life. It gives us a chance to slow down, reflect on life, expand our spirituality, meet new friends, and have fun.

Lenten Taize Prayer

February 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Memory Cafe

February 22 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Southwest WI Men’s CEW

February 23 7:00 pm - February 25 5:00 pm

A Christian Experience Weekend (CEW) is a weekend away from our normally hectic life. It gives us a chance to slow down, reflect on life, expand our spirituality, meet new friends, and have fun.

Lenten Taize Prayer

February 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

March 2018

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 5 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Join Eric Anglada for a discussion of Peter Wohlleben's international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate. Books are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 12 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Join Eric Anglada for a discussion of Peter Wohlleben's international bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate. Books are available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery.  

Glass Bowl Class

March 17 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come use your creativity and have fun! With Barb’s guidance, each student will design and decorate a glass bowl for yourself or as a gift for someone special. No experience is necessary for this workshop and all materials will be provided. So bring a friend and make this a fun morning out. These classes fill up fast so please register early.

Lenten Taize Prayer

March 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We prayerfully gather at the foot of the Cross with the suffering of our world. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taize music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this most sacred of seasons.

Women of the Bible Drama

March 20 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Women of the Bible is a dramatic presentation told through several diverse voices of women for the Old and New Testaments. Anita Gutschick reaches back across the ages to vividly portray biblical women. Throughout the past 17 years, we have seen several different women come to life through this truly unique experience.

Anita's program, "Who Ya Gonna Serve" featuring Elizabeth, Puah, and Herodius, will be brought to life at this event.

Women of the Bible Drama

March 21 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Women of the Bible is a dramatic presentation told through several diverse voices of women for the Old and New Testaments. Anita Gutschick reaches back across the ages to vividly portray biblical women. Throughout the past 17 years, we have seen several different women come to life through this truly unique experience.

Anita's program, "Fruit of the Tree" featuring Eve, Potifar's Wife and Mary of Magdala, will be brought to life at this event.

Contemplate Spring

March 24 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Let's contemplatively honor the new life that spring brings. Sr. Christin Tomy, OP and Eric Anglada will blend ritual, meditation, solitude and celebration into this program. It will take place outdoors.

Memory Cafe

March 29 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Journey Through the Triduum

March 29 3:00 pm - April 1 1:00 pm

You are invited to participate in the Triduum as a pilgrim on a journey.

April 2018

Dan Schutte Concert

April 6 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dan Schutte offers a concert event that participants experience as an oasis, a mini-retreat of sorts, that speaks to the hearts of many. Dan's latest offering, "Music of Hope" is based on his reflections of scripture and his listening ear, as he has been sharing his music among the people of God for the past 45 years. "Music of Hope" is designed to help us "lift our eyes" and find hope in God.

Canvas Painting

April 12 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Barnes, artist and owner of Create It Art Studio in Dubuque, will guide participants step-by-step in how to paint on canvas. During this class, we will create branches with candle lit hanging jars. The quote inside says, "be a light in the dark." All supplies will be provided

Looking to have fun improving your ringing skills with other ringers who share your enthusiasm for handbells? We invite you to attend Ringin' Spring Handbell Workshop. This event features mass ringing, break-out sessions, lunch, a closing mini-concert, and great handbell friends! Please plan to join us for a fantastic time together celebrating the wonderful world of handbell ringing. The event is for ringers and directors of all experience levels.

In Pursuit of Silence: A Documentary

April 20 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. This powerful documentary takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe - from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai, during the wild festival season - and inspires us to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

Why do so many of us feel anxious or even naked without our favorite devices? What might we be missing by being "plugged in" to cyberspace so much of our lives?

Memory Cafe

April 26 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Glass Garden Stakes Class

April 28 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and design three 5”– 8” fused glass garden designs on 12” or 18” stakes depending on whether you want to use your stakes indoors or outdoors. Make flowers and butterflies in many colors or create your own design. If you don’t need garden stakes, you can make a large sun catchers to hang on your windows.

May 2018

Self Care & Mindful Living

May 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Participants will receive simple skills which include self care breathing, self care movement, reflective activities, and other mindfulness practices to support social emotional wellness.

Meeting Alzheimer’s

May 2 9:00 am - May 3 3:30 pm

As the numbers of persons with Alzheimer's increases, the stress experienced by their caregivers becomes overwhelming. Under the burden of this stress, both caregivers and person with Alzheimer's and dementia suffer. Our focus on these populations grew out of empathy for the stress, confusion and grief experienced by the caregivers and the person afflicted with the disease.

Prairie Restoration: An Introduction

May 5 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Prairies and Oak Savannas once covered our entire region. This day-long workshop will delve into why prairie and savannas are so important and explore how you can begin to restore your own landscape into a more diverse, beautiful, and ecologically valuable landscape. The day will include an on-site visit to the 80-acre prairie at Mt. St. Francis in Dubuque. The event is co-sponsored by the Canticle of Creation Center.

Memory Cafe

May 31 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

June 2018

Organ Concert

June 6 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. These concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel.

Icon Retreat

June 10 7:00 pm - June 15 1:00 pm

If you ever wanted to paint (write) your own icon, this is the retreat for you. The retreat will include morning presentations on the history of iconography; origin of icon painting; material used in iconography - difference between woodenboard & wall; first icon painters; most famous icon painters; materials used in modern iconography; usage of ancient techniques in present time and icon painting in traditional style.

Organ Concert

June 13 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

No Child Left Inside: From Forest to Garden

June 20 9:00 am - June 22 1:00 pm

Children today spend half the time their parents did playing outside. This camp, aimed at youth between the ages of 7-12, is designed to change that by connecting children with the natural world. As we explore the forest and gardens of Sinsinawa Mound, we'll aim to cultivate a sense of deep respect and profound wonder for one another and the Earth.

Organ Concert

June 20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Let's honor the longest day of the year. Sr. Christin Tomy, OP and Eric Anglada will blend ritual, meditation, and a bonfire into this celebratory session that will take place outdoors.

Diarmuid O'Murchu will be giving a public lecture on the topic of inclusivity based on his book, "Inclusivity: A Gospel Mandate."

Faith and Incarnation: Towards a New Understanding

June 22 7:30 pm - June 24 1:00 pm

Based on his new book, Incarnation: The Expanding Horizons, Diarmuid O'Murchu will explore theological and spiritual challenges arising from evolutionary advances of our time, along with the implications for living our faith on a daily basis.

Organ Concert

June 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Memory Cafe

June 28 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Image of Elderly Couple

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Sacred Space, Sacred Pathway: A Labyrinth Retreat

June 29 7:30 pm - June 30 4:30 pm
Sinsinawa Outdoor Labyrinth

Away from the responsibilities, noise and the distractions of everyday life, you will be invited to consider what is going on inside of your soul, as well as consider the path ahead. The labyrinth is an ancient and reflective tool for finding spiritual and emotional balance, centering and grounding.

July 2018

July 4 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Organ Concert

July 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Organ Concert

July 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Memory Cafe

July 26 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Image of Elderly Couple

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Grief Retreat: Journey Toward Wholeness

July 28 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Throughout our life we experience the loss of people, places and things. We will take time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness.

August 2018

Organ Concert

August 1 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Voices Serving the Holy in All: A Singing Retreat

August 3 7:00 pm - August 4 4:30 pm

This retreat is for people who don't sing, and for people who love to sing. Together we will sing songs that hold us together with life. Singing together deepens our sense of communion with others and our sacred respect and wonder in the face of all nature.

No Child Left Inside: From Forest to Garden

August 8 9:00 am - August 10 1:00 pm

Children today spend half the time their parents did playing outside. This camp, aimed at youth between the ages of 7-12, is designed to change that by connecting children with the natural world. As we explore the forest and gardens of Sinsinawa Mound, we'll aim to cultivate a sense of deep respect and profound wonder for one another and the Earth.

Organ Concert

August 8 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Yoga Retreat: The Interactions of Prayer with Meditation

August 10 7:30 pm - August 12 1:00 pm

As we move through life we sometimes pray half-heartedly. Are these prayers heard? Do they matter? Sometimes we wonder how to pray. Are there special words or ways that work better? Then there is meditation, what does that have to do with praying? If I cannot meditate because I do not know how or my mind is too busy, does that affect my prayer? Is there more than one way to meditate? Basically, how do the two interact with each other??? These and others, are questions we will explore as we combine the ancient practices of Hatha physical practice of Yoga, Praying and Meditation

Organ Concert

August 15 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public

Zentangle Workshop

August 18 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Zentangle is a pen and ink meditative art form. The class consists of two sessions in which the participant will learn to draw eight to ten patterns. Interspersed with the drawing will be mindfulness and meditative exercises

Organ Concert

August 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Organ Concert

August 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Organ Concert Series

This years marks the 27th annual Organ Concert Series. Concerts feature organists from Austria and Prague, as well as, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin. Concerts are held every Wednesday in June, July and August at 7 p.m. in the Queen of the Rosary Chapel. These concerts are free and open to the public.

Memory Cafe

August 30 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Image of Elderly Couple

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

September 2018

A Circle of Drums: The Rhythms of Our Life

September 8 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Circle of Drums is Bill Kehl’s high-energy, hands-on, let’s-create-a-powerful-moment-together presentation emphasizing collaborative, creative individual expression while also exhibiting the benefits of synergetic group dynamics. With an ensemble of beautiful drums and percussion instruments of all sizes and shapes from around the world, Bill energetically facilitates a meaningful team-building experience that exuberantly celebrates the expansive nature of human potential and the ecstatic response to group rhythm-making.

Flyover Country: A Poetry Reading

September 25 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Austin Smith will read from his new poetry collection, Flyover Country, an investigation of violence: the violence we do to the land, to animals, to refugees, to the citizens of distant countries, to one another. Smith holds up to the reader the beauty and cruelty of rural life, drawing from memories of his childhood on a family dairy farm in Illinois. In writing about the Midwest, Smith critiques the condescending idea of rural America as mere "flyover country," while at the same time suggests that America herself has become a "flyover country," carrying out drone strikes and surveillance abroad, locked in a state of perpetual war that its populace is weary of but seems helpless to stop.

Memory Cafe

September 27 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

October 2018

Parables Retreat

October 2 9:00 am - October 3 3:00 pm

Jesus' parables are not intended to be a rarefied study nor are they merely monologues to be heard and accepted without reflection! Justice is at the center of Jesus' spirituality;; his ministry is therefore, rightfully concerned with politics & economics, with living wages and workers' rights, with uncovering the hidden corruptions of the ruling system, and so much more. Come together with friends to reflect on Jesus' parables as subversive speech!

Memory Cafe

October 25 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

Although we may want to turn our eyes away, we feel how deep is our world's distress, how unsteady our assumed foundations. As Margaret Swedish writes, "A deeper sharing is required, a deeper look into reality." We look not only into the reality of the challenging complexities, but the reality of Divine Presence within all that is. We come together to listen for that Heartbeat in the world's religions and society, to feel its love, its grief, its passionate desire. The divine pulse courses through our souls.

November 2018

Jesse Manibusan Concert

November 2 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join us for an evening of music and reflection with Christian singer, Jesse Manibusan! Jesse will offer an intergenerational evening of music, stories and prayer.

Life-Tapestry

November 9 7:30 pm - November 10 4:30 pm

Weaving the "Holy" ... into the threads of everyday life!
"God is present in the details of the everyday but is also visible when we pull back and take a wider gaze upon our lives and pay attention to the patterns and ways things have been woven together." Christine Valters Painter, PhD, Eyes of the Heart

Memory Cafe

November 29 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Image of Elderly Couple

A Memory Café is a social gathering place where people with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementias can come together. Family and friends are also encouraged to join! In this relaxed environment, participants can visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. A unique program or activity is offered each month that is stimulating and fun.

December 2018

Grief Retreat: Journey Toward Wholeness

December 1 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Throughout our life we experience the loss of people, places and things. We will take time to reflect on our losses and to discover how loss can lead to greater wholeness and holiness

This ecumenical service will be held to honor family and friends who have died. We are planning to honor our deceased loved ones by displaying a personalized ornament on a tree. The service is a living memorial and provides an opportunity for you and your family to experience a new and meaningful ritual. During this service you will be presented with the ornament to take and place in your home during the holiday season

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