Service to remember young loved ones

Published 10:24 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas can be a sad time for those who have lost loved ones, particularly if they were young people.

But The Experience Church hopes to start a new tradition this year to help people remember their loved ones ages 30 and under who have died.

“It’s just to let parents and families in the community know that someone is still thinking about them and their loved ones who have passed on,” said Kenya Moore of The Experience Church.

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Moore, whose husband John A. Moore III is pastor, said the “Never Forgotten, Always Remembered Candlelight Vigil” will be for the families of any young person who has died, “no matter how they have passed, whether that be gun violence, a car accident, cancer, (or) if they were stillborn.”

The service will include special music and the reading of names, Moore said.

“It’s the camaraderie of people showing love to each other,” Moore said. “We want people to feel the love instead of being depressed.”

The free service will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 E. Constance Road.

For more information, call 347-1870 or email