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Ministry of Presence

Our Ministry of Presence is made up of people who care about walking you through times of grief and loss. Our ministry of presence offers grief support groups and retreats and our parish is committed to serving all people in different life situations. Let us know how we can help! For more information, contact Karen Anderson, the leader of the Ministry of Presence, at
Upcoming Events:
Navigating and Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Join us as we explore and navigate tips and resources to cope with Holiday grief. The grief process is different for each of us. What we do know is that we need to acknowledge our grief, and we are better when we have companions we can trust and share with.

Please feel free to join us Thursday December 8th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am. We will gather for a light lunch following our time together.

To register for this gathering or to ask questions, please contact Karen Anderson at 608-712-6079 or email, or call the parish office at 608-987-3361.

Candle Lighting in Remembrance

The ritual of lighting a candle to pay tribute to a life 'passed' has long been a part of our
culture. Keeping a light burning in remembrance signifies that our memories of loved ones still live on and burn bright.

In 1997, the organization Compassionate Friends sponsored the first Worldwide Candle
Lighting Day as a way for people to come together and honor the memory of infants, children, and other youth gone far too soon. Today, Compassionate Friends promotes Worldwide Candle Lighting Day on the second Sunday of December. As candles are lit at 7:00 pm local time, hundreds of thousands of people commemorate and honor all those who have gone too soon.

On a table at the back of the church, candles will be available later this month for anyone who would like to take one to remember a loved one during this holiday season. Light your candle on December 11 at 7:00pm to join others throughout the world in Worldwide Candle Lighting Day.


"For you are my lamp, O LORD, and my God lightens my darkness" - 2 Samuel 22:29