The Compassionate Friends is a bereavement group for parents whose children have died, and is supportive of grandparents and siblings as well. The Frederick Chapter will be hosting a local event in conjunction with the TCF Worldwide Candle Lighting to be held on December 13th.
This ceremony unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. Candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light.
Join us in remembering all children who have left us too soon.
We'll begin the evening by allowing attendees to present any special readings, poems, letters, etc., in honor of their child. At 7pm we'll join the globe in lighting our candles as we read the names of our lost children. The night will close with a social period to include snacks and refreshments.
If you are unable to attend, feel free to light a candle wherever you are at 7pm on December 13th to honor your child.
*If you'd like to make a special presentation, YOU MUST contact the event coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. This will ensure there is enough time for all presentations so that we can start the candlelighting ceremony on time.
**Anyone interested in assisting during this event can also contact email@example.com
The Frederick Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at Trinity Methodist Church, 705 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701.
*Meeting is cancelled when Frederick County Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
TCF Frederick Chapter website: http://tcf.frederick.home.att.net/