Ecumen Home Office staff and Ecumen Board of Trustees members celebrated Lights of Honor October 23, 2013.
The Rev. Kris Linner, a Lutheran pastor and Ecumen board member, gave the invocation and led the group in a liturgy of celebration. The celebration then moved outside where biodegradable balloons were released in remembrance of lost loved ones. Then celebrants enjoyed cupcakes and cider in the Shoreview Home Office lobby where the Honor Lights were displayed, along with pictures of loved ones.
Honor lights are being lit across Minnesota as Ecumen communities host their annual "Lights of Honor" celebrations.
Last week, Ecumen Oaks & Pines in Hutchinson, Ecumes of Litchfield, Ecumen Scenic Shores in Two Harbors, and Ecumen LeCenter raised over $3,000, with all proceeds benefitting the local Ecumen community.