“Happy Mother’s Day!” is a sentiment shared by many with sincere intentions to acknowledge mothers on their special day; however, those words can bring about pain and sorrow in the deepest, most private places of a mother’s heart who has suffered loss.
Lily’s Voice is a new ministry at JaxNaz Church that was born out of such sorrow, pain and loss in an effort to bring about healing, beauty and joy. It is a ministry and support group for parents, grandparents and other family members who are grieving the death of their pre-born or newly-born child. It doesn’t matter if your loss was a week ago, a month ago, a year ago or 50 years ago; if you feel you still need a chance to grieve the loss of your baby, this ministry is for you.
Among other things, Lily’s Voice will gather for support and encouragement every second Sunday of the month from 5:30-7pm in Room 117 at JaxNaz Church (due to the nature of the group and the pain of loss, we ask that no one bring children with them).
This means the very first meeting of Lily’s Voice will take place on Mother’s Day and we believe that was God ordained! If you are dreading hearing those words tomorrow because of a loss that you have had, please consider coming tomorrow night. You don’t have to grieve alone! As Christ-followers, we believe that life begins at conception and we feel that it is important to grieve even the shortest of lives. Please join with others who understand what you are going through.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact
Ryanne Johnston: firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-782-7084 ext. 301
Rebekah Moilanen : email@example.com