The holiday season brings on powerful memories and emotions, and it can be a particularly painful time for those who have lost a child. If you have experienced this loss, or know someone who has, we want you to know about a special service to be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Avenue, on Monday, November 27, at 7 p.m. The Holiday Memorial Service, begun in 2007, is an interfaith offering sponsored by several area congregations—Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish—to provide a time and place for families to remember the child they lost. The holiday season is filled with images and expectations of loved ones coming home, while bereaved parents and family members know that not everyone can be around the table. Moreover, “holiday cheer” seems to preclude bringing up the name or the memory of the deceased child. The Holiday Memorial Service offers an opportunity to do that, whether your child died 30 years ago, or three weeks ago; whether as an adult, a teenager, a child or an infant. This service is open to all, and is followed by a simple reception. For additional information, visit ststephensRVA.org/holidaymemorial.