Events


Steering Committee Meeting

Location varies

For all Members . . .
Are you curious about how our support group is organized and planned? Do you have ideas or suggestions for us? Our monthly meetings are open to all support group members. You are always welcome. For location, date, time, and info, please call

Jenny Collet 541-554-9029
Tori Thornton 541-912-5322
Gayle Nelson 541-255-6027

Volunteers needed
1. keeper of the member list
2. public relations
3. manager of email account


37th TCF NATIONAL CONFERENCE
July 11-13, 2014 * Chicago, IL


"Miles of Compassion through The Winds of Hope" is the theme of next year's event which promises more of this year's great national conference experience, which ended in Boston to a standing ovation at the Sunday closing. The 2014 conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare right near the airport. We'll keep you updated with details here, on the national website as well as on our TCF/USA Facebook Page and elsewhere as they become available. Plan to come and be a part of this heartwarming experience!

The 2013 National/International Conference Boston, MA
The 2012 National/International Conference Costa Mesa, Ca
The 2011 National Conference Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota The 2010 National Conference Arlington Virginia.

Walk to Remember
The Compassionate Friends Walk to Remember®, now a highlight of every TCF National Conference, was created as a symbolic way to show the love we carry for the children we mourn. Held at 8 a.m. Sunday on the final day of the national conference, the Walk starts at the host hotel of the conference.

Mark your calendars for
July 10-12, 2015 to join us in Dallas, Texas
for our 38th National Conference.



The 2013 Regional Annual Retreat, Seabeck, WA
May 30 - June 1, 2014
"A Place of Peace and Healing"
at Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal

Cost $210 per person (shared room) 2nights lodging & 6 meals
Seattle King County TCF 206.241.1139

* There are workshops, candlelighting ceremony, sharing groups, reflection room, children's memorial garden, burden basket and a children's grief support program for ages 6-16.

* tcfmarge@aol.com


Outward Bound Young Adult

Grieving young adults ages 19-24
8 day Southwest Rafting Adventure

Jason Stout
720-381-6589 ext. 2304


TCF Online Webinars
A continuing series of Compassionate Friends webinars
The Compassionate Friends provides its webinars free of charge as a service to the bereaved. If you have questions about the webinars please email us at webinars@compassionatefriends.org.

Webinar Library ... Click here to enter

Featured Webinar Grief and Today's Family
This webinar explores the impact of the death of a child on the family, the changing relationships between surviving family members and their roles within the family, the impact of the death of the extended family, the surviving child or children's relationships with schoolmates and school administration. Also included is the impact on the circle of friends, their faith community and the changed relationships in the work environment. Presenter: Scott Davis


2014 Worldwide Candle Lighting
Sunday, December 14, 2014

This ceremony is a nonreligious event.
It is for all parents, family members, and friends who would like to honor their children who have died at any age, for any reason. The event is held at 7:00 pm for one hour in every time zone to create a 24-hour wave of light that encircles the globe to honor and remember all children who have died. The Worldwide Candle Lighting is a way of giving bereaved families around the world the chance to share their loss and remember their child... so that their light may always shine!

Refreshments and social hour following the candlelighting.

Held annually the second Sunday in December. The Compassionate Fritnds Worldwide Candle Lighting® unites family and friends around the globe as they light candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.

Contact:
Jenny Collet 541-554-9029
Tori Thornton 541-912-5322
Gayle Nelson 541-255-6027

2013 Worldwide Candle Lighting - cancelled / ice & snow

2012 Worldwide Candle Lighting
Click for 2012 Candle Lighting photos by Kathleen
* Butterfly tree by Jenny * Info table by Kathy & Maureen
* Food by Danelle & other volunteers


Casual Coffee Sunday
discontinued at this time


 

 

 

 

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