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Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Rendina Funeral Home Angel Tree Lighting Ceremonies well attended…

2015-10-09-08-07-29The Merrillville High School Choir greeted the attendees of Calumet Park Funeral Chapel’s annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday afternoon, December 3.  Over 150 men, women and children enjoyed the choir singing Christmas carols as they found their way to their seats in the chapel.

 

 

Harpist Renee Wilson treated the audience with soft holiday music while waiting for the program to begin.

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A special thanks to Michelle Hanrahan and all those who helped make the evening a success.  Assisting as needed were Kim Jones, Carrie Evans, Teresa Dille, Matt Hahn, Misti Ferkull, Sandy Ferris, Marcia Ochoa, Rick Kalk, Richard Stake, Dianne Correll, Kathy Chepela and Tammy Vogel.  Paul Vogel offered some thoughts and stories to remind us all of the reason for the season, while his brother Brant sang a song inspired by his grandfather and days fishing.  Matt and Sara Courtney and Caroline Moore shared a heavenly song and all enjoyed fellowship after the door prizes were awarded over delicious punch and an assortment of sweets.  And, for the first time, pictures of loved ones were projected on the wall as names and dates were read as loved ones placed glass angels on the tree.

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Merry Christmas to all…

 

Tree in the Great Room at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

Tree in the Great Room at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

We wish you and your loved ones the most blessed and happy holiday.  The connection between you, your family and our staff is more than that of a company serving your needs.  For those who find time to join with us throughout the year at our Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony, our Butterfly Release Program, our Fishing for Memories and our Fall Festival, you discover that we care.  Memorial Weekend and Veterans Day are special times at Calumet Park and Rendina Funeral Home as our entire team suspends the happenings in our personal lives to be there for you during these special times of honoring families, especially those that share a history of serving this great nation.

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In all the hustle and bustle of the season, with shopping and gifts wrapped in beautiful paper and bows, we are proud to be among those who see this holiday for what it really is all about, and that is the birth of Jesus.  Santa has his place, and the economy takes a belly full of profits as it gobbles up cash and credit and spits out dolls and video games…and that is good for business.  But remembering the reason for the season, as trite as the rhyme might sound, is the foundation upon which Calumet Park has built its business over the past 87 years.

Above the entrance to Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville

Above the entrance to Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville

Calumet Park services the entire community, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, color or creed…much as the Savior who was born 2014 years ago.  Jesus came to earth so that we may have life eternal and acceptance is all that is required.  So, on this great birthday of Christ, we thank Him and we thank you, our patron families, for affording us the opportunity to be there for you when you need us.

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Merry Christmas to you, and may 2015 be filled with love and good health, and when you feel a little overwhelmed, or scared, or short on hope, the man from the manger may be your savior.  As a child asks Santa for a special toy, trust the Lord.  Both a toy for a child and peace for you is wrapped in a ribbon of trust just waiting for you to take them as your own.

To have your questions answered regarding cemetery and funeral arrangements, call 219-769-8803 and visit our website at calumetparkcemetery.com

 

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Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony a Big Success At Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

December 3, 2011 found over 200 area residents coming together for an Angel Tree Lighting ceremony at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Indiana.  Attendees were given a glass angel to either hang on the Calumet Park tree for the holidays or to take home with them at the end of the ceremony.  The event opened with Sherry Williams, funeral home manager, welcoming families and friends of deceased loved ones to this special occasion.  Saturday’s gathering was the seventh annual tree lighting which is becoming one of the most touching and popular events sponsored by Calumet Park.

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Joe Klapak sang two beautifully haunting songs, Mary Did You Know and Angel Feather (lyrics by Daniel Moran), and Paul Vogel II presented a stirring message of hope.  The names of those individuals who have passed away were then read aloud as family members (or a friend) placed their angel on the tree in the memory of their lost loved one.  Live harp music played softly as the emotional procession made its way to the tree.  The evening concluded with refreshments for all and a chance to share their personal stories with others who could truly understand the pain of loss.

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