A Community Memorial to the Unborn: Dedication Service
The members and friends of Alaska Baptist Church, Caledonia MI announce a special dedication service of a “Monument to the Unborn” and it’s accompanying “Reflection Bench” to be placed in the Alaska Cemetery, 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 26. The public is cordially invited to participate in these services regardless of their faith tradition.
This memorial has been donated by members and friends of ABC as a place to remember children who died during pregnancy, regardless of the circumstances. The monument and bench is for parents and families who suffered the loss of a child, but do not have a particular place to remember, grieve and validate their child’s life.
The dedication service will be immediately followed by a committal service at the Alaska cemetery (next to the church). Families are also invited to an informal time of fellowship at the church following the service at the cemetery.
Parents who would like their child’s name recorded and read aloud during the committal service may submit their child’s name(s) and approximate date of death to the church office (616-698-8104). Names received by Tuesday October 22 will be recorded and uniquely preserved “within” the monument itself. The church is located 2 miles east of M-37 on 68th Street (7240 68th Street SE, Caledonia, MI).
This memorial is intended to be a gift to our community; a sacred place where families can go to remember and experience spiritual healing knowing that their child is safe in the arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ.