Light Up A Life
The Light Up a Life memorial service for 2020 will be held live online on Tuesday, December 8 at 6 pm on Facebook instead of an in-person event due to COVID-19. It will be held on Facebook.
Note for the Live event: The link to watch live is above. Anyone can view the event on our Facebook page regardless if you have an account. Once you click on the link above and arrive on our Facebook page, just wait and the live video will pop up when it gets close to 6 pm. You may have to scroll down on the page depending on your device. You also may receive a pop up that asks if you want to create an account once you click on the link. Just click on "Not Now" and it will bring you back to the page.
Light Up a Life Service
Welcome Erica Marvelli
Opening Prayer Chaplain Michael Jaarsma
Song: Emmanuel Barb VanGorp, Cindy and Jocelyn Gritters
Scripture Chaplain Michael Jaarsma
Moment of Silence
Lighting of the Trees Amanda Drost, Beth Loux, and Leah Garland
Hymn: Silent Night
Closing Prayer Chaplain Michael Jaarsma
Light Up a Life symbolizes and supports Hospice work by providing a visual reminder of your loved ones throughout the holidays. Lights on the tree are a memorial and represent contributions to support the mission of Hospice of Pella. It reflects the true spirit of Christmas giving throughout the season. Call 641-620-5050 for more information. Programs can be picked up at the Comfort House Lower Level starting Friday, December 11.
Bereavement with Deanne (Dede) Packard, LMSW
Dede shares what bereavement services are provided at Hospice of Pella and gives words of encouragement to those going through grief and loss, especially during the holiday season.
Hospice Staff Share Why Hospice is Special to Them
Rita Hoogheem, RN, Barb VanGorp, RN, and Karen Vink, CNA, share why they are are passionate about the work they do and the care they provide patients and families at the end of life.
Hospice Staff Share Words of Encouragement During the Holidays
Rita Hoogheem, RN, Barb VanGorp, RN, and Karen Vink, CNA, share words of encouragement to those who have experienced loss.
In Memory of John C. Roose
Mary Roose, along with two of her sons, Kevin and Mark, share memories of their husband and dad, John C. Roose, and the journey that lead them to the Comfort House at the end of his life.
In Memory of My Father 'Bud' by Denise Emal
Denise Emal shares the story of her father 'Bud' and how his journey ultimately led to the Comfort House in Pella, Iowa.
In Memory of My Father Harold by Randy Emal
Randy Emal shares the story of her father Harold and how his journey ultimately led to the Comfort House in Pella, Iowa.