Welcome Friends of the Angel

Friends of the Angel is a nonprofit volunteer group seeking to honor and remember loved ones no longer with us. Formed in 2007, we organize events around Maple Grove Arboretum’s Christmas Box Angel of Hope statue to provide healing, hope and fellowship to those who have experienced the death of a child at any age. Throughout the year, we plan gatherings to help create new memories while honoring old ones.

“The deepest sense of hope often springs from the hardest lessons in life. It is in the darkest skies that stars are best seen.” – Richard Paul Evans


Dec
06
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Maple Grove Arboretum
Dec 06th 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Each year a candlelight memorial is held at the Angel of Hope statue. The public is invited to attend this short, simple secular ceremony. Candles will be provided. Attendees are invited to bring a white flower to leave at the base of the statue in memory of loved ones.
Dec
06
new
Arbor View Early Childhood Center
Dec 06th 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
After the candlelight vigil, you are invited to join us across the street at the Arbor View Early Childhood Center for further remembrance inside from the cold. Friends of the Angel will provide refreshments and beverages.