We look forward to this event all year. With Autumn in the air, the leaves changing to red and gold and the nights turning cold, it’s finally time. We are hosting a tribute to the ways we honor our beloved dead with an event packed evening focusing on an Irish Wake & the Mexican Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos. It will be held on Friday Nov 4th as part of Downtown Bellingham Art Walk Night, from 5-9:30pm. The event will be at 1511 Cornwall Ave, across from Terra, the Public Market, in the old United Way offices. This space was generously donated for our use to hold this event.
Join us as we celebrate the Allhallowtide (which includes: All Saint’s Eve, Hollowmas, All Saint’s Day, All Souls Day, Day of the Dead, Samhain and Halloween) in Honoring our Beloved Ancestors as A Fundraiser for a Sacred Passing: Death Midwifery Service.
There will be information about our:
Community Outreach Program,
Our Community Hardship Fund,
and Earth Womb Shrouds
Interactive Art Works
A Memorial Tree
Face Painting for Day of the Dead
Music by: Celtic Roots, Mariachi, and dancing with Blues Fuse blues band
Wine, Beer & tasty treats
Cross-Cultural examples of Honoring the Dead
Admission by Donation
Non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization
So, raise a glass
Offer a cheer,
Light a candle
For the loved ones
The Leadership Board for A Sacred Passing just returned from a wonderful afternoon spent at the Enso House on Whidbey Island. The Enso House is a Hospice House near Freeland. This lovely home rests on 20 acres of beautiful farmland next to the Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery. It is a serene setting that offers a quiet and reflective space for people who are in their final stages of their Hospice journey. It is staffed by skilled caregivers 24 hours a day and offers a variety of extremely affordable payment options. Thought the Hospice house shares some staff with the monastery, it is not otherwise associated with it and welcomes residents of all faith and spiritual practices. We enjoyed our visit with the staff at Enso completely and look forward to a creative and supportive relationship with them. ensohouse.org. written by Ashley T Benem.