Whether it be a family member, friend or close companion, the death of a loved one can be difficult to handle. Grief is typically a response to a major loss. To help those suffering from grief, San Jacinto Methodist Hospital will provide a “Service of Remembrance” on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. The service will be held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Baytown, Texas.
The remembrance is open to families, caretakers and friends who have recently experienced the death of a loved one at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital and anyone else in the community suffering from a recent loss. There will be several readings, a candle-lighting ceremony and a performance by a soloist. David Sanders, St. Mark’s organist/pianist, will also provide musical selections. A small reception will follow the service at the church.
Linda Tolon, one of San Jacinto Methodist Hospital’s chaplains and an organizer of the event, feels that the event is a great way for those coping with grief to gather with others dealing with it as well. “Losing a loved one can be one of the hardest events to overcome; grief is a natural reaction,” said Tolon. “A remembrance service, such as this, allows individuals to come together and celebrate their loved one’s life and contributions.”
For updates or more information about the hospital’s “Service of Remembrance,” grief support group or grief counseling call 281-420-8811.