23rd Worldwide Candle Lighting
SUNDAY December 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm


River Road Recreation Center, 1400 Lake Dr. Eugene OR

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 Friends 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.


July 24-26, 2020 * Atlanta, GA

2020 conference

The Compassionate Friends is pleased to announce that Atlanta, GA will be the site of the 43rd TCF National Conference on July 24-26, 2020. We wil lkeep 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.

Questions? Please call the National Office at 877.969.0010

Future TCF Conferences
2021 Detroit MI ... 7/9 - 7/11
2022 Houston TX ... 8/5 - 8/7

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
Contact 541.525.4

Volunteers needed
1. public relations
2. manager of the library
3. newsletter
4. website

2021 Detroit MI ... 7/9 - 7/11
2022 Houston TX ... 8/5 - 8/7

The 2019 National Conference Philadelphia, PA
The 2018 National Conference St. Louis, Missouri
he 2017 National Conference Orlando, Florida
The 2016 National Conference Sottsdale, Arizona
The 2015 National Conference Dallas, TX
The 2014 National Conference Chicago, Il
The 2013 National Conference Boston, MA
The 2012 National/International Conference Costa Mesa, Ca
The 2011 National ConferenceMinneapolis/St. Paul, MN
The 2010 National ConferenceArlington, VA

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.

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

Webinar Library ... Click here to enter

June 2020 TCF Regional Annual Retreat, Seabeck, WA






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