TCF World Wide Candle Lighting
Date: 12/08/2019
Time: 7:00:00 PM
Description:
Join us in Remembering the Children
 TCF 23rd Worldwide Candle Lighting
Sunday December 8th, 2019

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 pm local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 22nd 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 WCL 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.

The Compassionate Friends and allied organizations are joined by local bereavement groups, churches, funeral homes, hospitals, hospices, children’s gardens, schools, cemeteries, and community centers. Services have ranged in size from just a few people to nearly a thousand. To participate in the candle lighting you may chose to gather with others at one of these events or to hold your own private family remembrance in your own home.

Every year you are invited to post a message in the Remembrance Book which will be available, during the event, at TCF’s national website.  Photos can be posted on our Worldwide Candle Lighting Facebook page.


 
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