Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil

We know that angels are among us, and they have helped you fly to your heavenly home in the glory by and by. And we know someday we’ll be with you so for now we say, “So long,” and not “Goodbye.”

– Erin Anderson, Perham, MN from his song So Long…Not Goodbye Angel of Hope

Annually, Bri’s Lodge, a program of What Would Bri Do, hosts the Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil at the Sartell Community Center on December 6th. 

Grief is the internal thoughts and feelings we have when someone we love dies. Mourning is the outward expression of our grief. We all grieve when someone we love dies. If we are to heal, we must mourn our loss. 

Remember your family and friends during the holidays. Not having their loved ones here to share the holidays can leave them feeling sad and vulnerable. Extend an invitation to others that are grieving the loss this year so they can join us at this healing event.

What Would Bri Do donated the angel to create a memorial where mourning parents and families can find a place of solace. The Christmas Box Angel of Hope was first introduced to the world in the international best-selling book and television movie “The Christmas Box,” written by Richard Paul Evans. The original Angel of Hope statue, inspired by the book, was dedicated on December 6, 1994, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since the placement of this first statue, it has become known as a place of hope and healing for anyone who has suffered a loss.

Candlelight Vigil

Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil will be held on December 6th. A short program will start indoors at the Sartell Community Center at 6:30 pm with the vigil taking place at the base of the Angel at approximately 7 pm.

Families will be provided a white flower to place in memory of their loved one. If the weather is too cold the event will be held indoors, and individuals can choose to go to the Angel of Hope if they desire.

Light refreshments will be served following the vigil.

Join us for an evening of remembrance, as no one should grieve alone.

There is no cost to this event and registration is not necessary to attend, but registration would be greatly appreciated to help us plan for enough refreshments, flowers and ornaments. 

Event Sponsors

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Flower Sponsor

Open

Refreshment Sponsor

Open

Ornament Sponsor

Open

Flower Sponsor

$ 500
  • Logo/Name in Event Brochure
  • Name Mention During Event
  • Tagged Social Media Post
  • Logo/Name in January Newsletter

Refreshment Sponsor

$ 500
  • Logo/Name in Event Brochure
  • Name Mention During Event
  • 2 Tagged Social Media Post
  • Logo/Name in January Newsletter

Ornament Sponsor

$ 500
  • Logo/Name in Event Brochure
  • Name Mention During Event
  • 3 Tagged Social Media Post
  • Logo/Name in January Newsletter

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or have any questions about our mission, please contact us today! Thank you in advance for your commitment to our community. Your support is needed and appreciated! 

Bruce Powlish –  bruce@BrisLodge.com – 320-287-2214

Volunteer Opportunities

If sponsorship isn’t an option, please consider volunteering for our event. We could use help in setting up, registering people when they come in, and handing out the flowers and ornaments.

Prior to the event we could use some assistance in crafting the family ornaments.

Tami Kruzel – tami@BrisLodge.com | 320-492-4691

If you can’t help in any of these ways, make a cash donation now!

If you have any questions please contact us!