The “Lighting the Way to Christmas” memorial program is scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 402 Broad St., Montpelier.
This program, sponsored by CHWC-Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary, is held annually as a tribute to loved ones who have passed away. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Included in the agenda for the memorial program are Master of Ceremonies Bill Priest, greetings, and introductions by Auxiliary President Armeda Sawmiller, welcome by Montpelier Hospital Director of Nursing Shannon Newell, memorial message by St. Paul’s Rev. Kevin Doseck, special music by Marcy Ruble accompanied by Dianne Bergman, reading of the memorial roster by Bill Priest and Auxiliary Treasurer Joyce Schelling, and prelude and postlude by organist Kelly Michael.
Serving as greeters will be auxiliary members Cindy Clark, Connie Dunseth, and Gloria Poorman. Following the program, light refreshments will be served in the Disciple Depot fellowship area, adjacent to the sanctuary.
Memorial angel ornaments and luminaries are available for a nominal donation for anyone to dedicate in memory of a loved one.
Names of loved ones submitted for an angel or luminary will be included in the memorial roster. Luminaries will be displayed in front of the entrance to CHWC-Montpelier Hospital during the Christmas season.
Dedication forms for angels and luminaries are available until November 27th by contacting Auxiliary Treasurer Joyce Schelling, ph: 419-459-4696. Memorial angels will be available for pickup at the memorial program December 3rd. Angels not picked up at the program will be delivered later by mail or by an auxiliary member.
Others serving on the Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary Executive Board, in addition to President Armeda and Treasurer Joyce are Vice President Linda Dilworth, Secretary Connie Dunseth, Junior Past President Patty Ledyard, and Historian Ruth Cooley. All auxiliary members attending the memorial program are requested to wear their pink smocks.