Eter­nal Val­ley read­ies for ser­vice of re­mem­brance

Event to honor fam­i­lies who are re­mem­ber­ing, griev­ing loved ones

The Signal - - Holiday Worship - By Crys­tal Duan Staff Writer

The Eter­nal Val­ley Me­mo­rial Park and Mor­tu­ary plans to host its an­nual ser­vice of re­mem­brance at its chapel on Tues­day

The non­de­nom­i­na­tional event is a com­mu­nity tradition that honors fam­i­lies who are re­mem­ber­ing and griev­ing loved ones and need peace dur­ing the hol­i­days, said mor­tu­ary man­ager Patti Palomi­nos.

The mu­si­cal pre­lude is set to be­gin at 6 p.m. Then, at 7 p.m, a one-hour ser­vice will be held that is de­signed to pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity to re­mem­ber any com­mu­nity mem­bers who have passed.

The ser­vice of re­mem­brance will in­clude mu­sic by pi­anist Dou­glas Sprague and the Va­len­cia High School choir un­der the di­rec­tion of Chris­tine Tavares-Mocha.

Pas­tor Bill Ha­ley of First Chris­tian Church of Canyon Coun­try and Pas­tor David Espinoza of Trin­ity Church San Fer­nando will pro­vide the ser­mon, which will be fol­lowed by a can­dle light­ing and re­fresh­ments.

Ad­di­tion­ally, Eter­nal Val­ley Me­mo­rial Park is again a col­lec­tion lo­ca­tion for the Santa Clarita Val­ley Sher­iff’s Sta­tion com­mu­ni­ty­wide toy drive.

New and un­wrapped toys will be dis­trib­uted to Santa Clarita Val­ley chil­dren in need. They can be brought to the of­fice un­til Dec. 21, or de­liv­ered be­fore the can­dle­light ser­vice.

“The hol­i­days are usu­ally a joy­ous time filled with spe­cial mem­o­ries but I know they can be dif­fi­cult after the loss of a loved one,” Palomi­nos said. “If you or some­one you know is strug­gling or wants a spe­cial way to re­flect on a loved one this sea­son, we hope to pro­vide the sup­port and place they need to gather, share and re­mem­ber.”

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