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2016-12-08

Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting

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The Texas Hill Country Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, TCF, is joining with hundreds of TCF memorial services around the world for our program and candle lighting honoring the memory of our children who left us too soon.
We light a candle for all children who have died … that their light may always shine.
The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles at 7 pm local time. Hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.
In the Hill Country The Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents and siblings, is sponsoring the TCF Candle Lighting at the Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos Street, Kerrville, from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. There will be special readings, music, and the lighting of candles in remembrance of sons and daughters, siblings, and grandchildren who have died. The death may be recent or long ago and from any cause. All families and friends in the community are invited to attend. Please bring a framed picture of the loved one or a small remembrance and a potluck dish to share at the fellowship time after the program.
Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 20th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. TCF's WWCL started in the United States in 1997 as a small Internet observance, but has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world of the remembrance. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten.
For information, please call Sue Endsley at 830-928-7745.