Abounding in Love! is the theme for the Journey of the Heart annual banquet to benefit The Haven Network in Rockford. The Haven Network is a perinatal hospice outreach to families who are experiencing the death of their pre-born or newly-born baby. Dr. Rick Herman, president of Wheat Ridge Ministries, is the speaker. Wheat Ridge Ministries provided a major grant in 2005 to initiate The Havens Family Services Program.
A highlight of the banquet is the Candle Light Memorial Ceremony to honor the lives of precious babies who died either before birth or after. The event will be Thursday, Sept. 13, at Giovannis, 610 N. Bell School Road in Rockford. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Reservations are $35 per person. Call (815) 877-962-1512 or (815) 877-4931 for more info. from the Sept. 5 – Sept. 11, 2007, issue