The annual Windows to Heaven celebration of life, a memorial program that honors children who have died, will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, February 17, in the Lumpkin Family Center for Health Education at Sarah Bush Lincoln.
The hand-crafted windows line the walls of the Health Center’s chapel and hold more than 200 stars honoring children that have died too soon. The silver stars can be purchased for $20 each and are engraved with each child’s name.
Lincolnland Hospice offers three different support groups for those grieving the loss of a loved one of any age. Transitions is a bereavement and educational support group that offers sessions throughout the Health Center’s service area. Call Lincolnland Hospice at (800) 454-4055 for locations. Pathways through Grief is open to anyone who has lost a loved one and meets from 7 to 9 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Sarah Bush Lincoln. Hopeful Horizons, another grief support group, meets from 1 to 2:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month at Lincolnland Hospice, located in Prairie Pavilion II.
For more information or to sponsor a child’s star, please contact Lincolnland Hospice at 800-454-4055. The engraved stars must be pre-ordered and will be hung in the Windows to Heaven display in the Health Center’s chapel.