There’s extraordinary beauty in the way we care and love so strongly. If we lose our loved ones, we can comfort our hearts with our many memories. And we can turn to our community for support from one another.

People of all faith traditions and denominations are welcome to join our Suncoast Hospice community memorial services. These sacred times together offer us fellowship, inspiration and remembrance of the lives we’ve lost.

“These services are a wonderful opportunity for people in our community to come together and honor the memories of their loved ones, be supported and know that they’re not alone in grief,” shared Jim Andrews, spiritual care director at Suncoast Hospice.

Andrews has led the planning of our Celebrating Life, Love and Hope community memorial service – happening Thursday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg.

“This year marks Suncoast Hospice’s 40th anniversary providing care in Pinellas County. We invite every family who has had a loved one in our care over the years to join us. It’s an opportunity for families to reconnect with us and the teams who cared for their loved ones.”

The evening will feature our traditional honoring of loved ones and bell tolling; a reflection by our Suncoast Hospice longest-serving and founding volunteer Dr. Mary Jean Etten; storytelling by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization spiritual care leader Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham; and the music of the Concordia Vocal Ensemble with conductor Dr. Matthew Caine.

Join Us

We hope to see you and your family and friends at our Celebrating Life, Love and Hope service on November 16. Refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, go to