Great Lakes Region

A Unity Remembrance Project

CELEBRATING THE DEAD

Virtual Altar Photo Gallery/Video Project & Zoom Service Celebration

A Celebration for Loved Ones Who Have Passed.

We want YOU to submit a photo of someone you would like to celebrate and along with a sentence or two about what they loved about living.

We will create a slideshow video and webpage photo gallery that will be posted here on our “Virtual Altar” for you to share with friends and family.

Contributing to this project is simple. The button below will take you to a form where you can upload a photo and the text you would like to go along with it.

Fill out the form and hit “Submit” then you are done!

Nov 2, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time

Come join the first annual Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead Virtual Celebration Service and Community Altar sponsored by Great Lakes Unity Region (GLUR). Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday focused on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died to help support the spiritual journey of those departed as well as those left living and grieving. Day of the Dead gives us the opportunity to share across cultures and traditions to honor those we love.

Come share in the ZOOM service on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6pm CST/7pm EST. There will be prayer, meditation, music, special readings, and more. Featured contributors include Rev. Glenda Walden (Unity Fort Wayne), Rev. Kurt Condra, and Rev. Christina Garza (Unity North Shore).

Our vocalist for the evening will be Patricia Ortega. Come with your face painted, traditional costume, food dishes to virtually share, or build a home altar for show and tell.

There will be a virtual altar/ofrenda for you to share pictures and memories of your loved ones. Offerings can include pictures, flowers, poems, writings, sacred objects, or whatever you are moved to share.

Who are your dearly departed? What did your loved ones enjoy? Share it with us on the GLUR community ofrenda/altar!

Register for the Zoom Service Below

You will receive an email the day before the event with a link to join the Zoom call. Please register early so we can anticipate technical requirements. Thank you!

  • If you would like a text notification to remind you of this event please provide your phone number.

Learn more about the "Day of the Dead" and it's cultural significance.

Virtual Altar Submission Form

  • Please type this name exactly as you would like it to appear in the video.

Having Trouble with the form? Please email your submission to parker@unityinnaperville.org.