Events and News


Browse calendar and click on event for details. Scroll down the page to find photos from each event held throughout the year

Current Classes, Groups, and Events

1.   "Understanding Your Grief" by Alan Wolfelt -  Next session February 20th of 2018, always on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:30a.m.  It provides a  time of healing, sharing, laughing, crying and looking to the future. Let me know if you are interested so I can add you to the list.
2. "Easter Sunrise Service" - A family tradition at Haven of Rest since 1979. This year Easter is on April 1, 2018. Our program will begin  at 7am and finish by 8am. Includes live music and singing with a guest speaker followed by refreshments. We partner with local businesses and churches to host this event.  See photos below.
3.   "Memorial Day Tribute to our Fallen Veterans" - An annual family friendly event including a program that consists of a patriotic brass band, soloist, high school color guard, and a speaker. We celebrate our freedom with an "all American hot dog lunch" following this tribute. We partner with many volunteers, active duty military, churches, and local businesses to present this event to you. See the photos below. 
4. "Luminary Walk and Candlelight Remembrance"Our annual holiday time of remembrance will be held on Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Glowing luminary bags will line the cemetery leading to the funeral home where we will have activities designed for remembering and honoring the life of loved ones gone before you this year. There will be music, candle lighting and a speaker in our chapel. Placing your luminary bag will conclude the service.
5.  "Seasonal Happening"You are invited to come to the funeral home anytime through December to make an "In Memory" ornament to hang on our Memory tree in the main entrance. Supplies provided.
  

Do you have suggestions for events or classes you would enjoy?   Let me know!!
 Contact Martha for more information 253-851-9991,  email  Martha@havenrest.com, or through this website.

Memorial Day 2017

The park was open all weekend with flags placed as a tribute on the graves of over 2,700 veterans. The ceremony was held on Monday at noon and was a great success. Over 300 people were in attendance and from interviews were thrilled to attend the ceremony. The all American hot dog lunch was a hit as well. We welcomed the retirement busses of local senior facilities. They were honored as veterans, spouses of veterans and members of The Greatest Generation. 
Haven of Rest is thankful and appreciative of all the volunteers and community associations that helped to make this a day of remembrance. Such as Harbor Covenant Church,  The South Kitsap High School ROTC group, Bremerton Naval Memorial Museum donated tickets, Williams Flowers donated red roses for Veteran's graves with floral selections available for purchase. HiTech Cleaners is always available to press all ceremonial flags for Veteran's families. Lighthouse Christian School had middle school student volunteers in attendance to serve lunch to our senior citizens at their special reserved table, while active duty veterans helped as strong escorts for seating. Much appreciation to the professional musicians in attendance from "Harbor Winds" of the Narrows Music Society of Gig Harbor, who performed a stirring rendition of many patriotic songs. 
It really is a wonderful remembrance of veterans and other loved ones who've gone before us. It is in the DNA of Haven of Rest to Honor and Remember the lives of the thousands of families we serve as well as our privilege to pay tribute to veterans on this special day of remembrance..
 

Memorial Day - Photo Gallery




Easter Sunrise Service 


Photogallery - Remembrance Chapel and Luminary Walk 2015

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Haven of Rest Company Picnic 

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