Candlelight Vigil for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Monday, October 15, 2018
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
South side of the Harrison campus (1447 N. Harrison) near the visitor parking lot

In 1988 President Ronald Reagan named October National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, to remember the babies who die each year through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth, and newborn death.

October 15 is the National Day of Remembrance for Pregnancy and Infant Loss. That day, Covenant HealthCare will host its fifth annual candle vigil in memory of babies lost. It is said that if everyone in their perspective time zones light a candle or turns on their porch light from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm there would be a constant wave of light around the world.

This program is open to anyone who has experienced a loss and wishes to remember their baby’s life by adding to the wave of light.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • 6:45 pm Gathering and music
  • 7:00 pm Program begins
  • Candle lighting
  • Moment of silence
  • Personal notes, prayers, wishes and dreams to be placed in a prayer pot and lifted up in smoke.
  • Refreshments and donuts to follow indoors.

The vigil will take place outdoors in the garden at the south side of the Harrison campus (1447 N. Harrison) near the visitor parking lot.

RSVPs are not required, but you can help us prepare by calling 1.866.COVENANT (1.866.268.3626).

The majority of the program will take place outdoors, regardless of inclement weather.

Please join us for this opportunity to locally recognize and honor these babies.

The Covenant Birth Center and Pastoral Care Departments organize this event and offer counsel to those who have suffered a loss through support groups, awareness, and other acts of caring from the community.