The Compassionate Friends

Contact: Michael A. Urbisci

513-205-8291

www.tcfcincinnatiwest.org

                         We invite families from the Tri state.

To join us for our 20th Annual World wide Candle Lighting Ceremony

                                             Sunday, Dec. 11th, 2016

 
 
                                      

                  The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting, which 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, is scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. 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 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. Started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance, the event 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.

Starting in New Zealand, candles are lit at 7:00 PM local time.  As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lit in the next, creating a virtual 24-hour wave of light as the observance continues around the world. 

 TCF’s website, www.compassionatefriends.org, will host extended chat room hours and a message board for families to post tributes.  Last year there were over 4,000 posted messages from all corners of the world.

 To contact The Compassionate Friends regarding the Candle Lighting, Chapter locations, or general information, please call the toll-free number at 877-969-0010.

 

TCF mission statement: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

  

Note:   Please provide us a favorite image of your child that we can upload and share with attending families that join us. Email the images to the attention of Michael at tcfcincywest@yahoo.com

 

 

        

 

 

Families are asked to arrive at 6.30 PM. The lighting of candles begins promptly at 7.00 PM

 

Please feel welcome to bring long a favorite dish to share with other families as well as a favorite picture frame of your son daughter or grandchild.

 

 Cincinnati West Chapter

The Cincinnati Underground located at 1140 Smiley Avenue Forest Park 45240

For additional information please consult our website:

 www.tcfcincinnatiwest.org or call Michael Urbisci   513-205-8291.

 

 

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Just a few Images of our 2015 Candle Lighting on home page many more to come. Many thanks to all the helped us organize and bring the families together to celebrate the beautiful life of their children.
 
 
 
                                       Annual Candle Lighting

   Join in the world wide celebration in                                        memory Remembering Children:

The Compassionate Friends 19th Worldwide Candle Lighting. The event is hosted by the Cincinnati Underground located at 1140 Smiley Avenue.

    Anticipation is building as the 19th Worldwide Candle Lighting December 13, 2015
approaches. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting 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. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor
the memory of beloved children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural,
religious, and political boundaries.
Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 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. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held annually 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 World wide Candle Lighting 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.

All allied bereavement organizations,
churches, funeral homes, hospices, hospitals, memorial gardens, and formal and
informal bereavement groups are invited to join in the remembrance.

              We invite you to join us on December 13, 2015!

     The Underground Cincinnati's concert venue
                             1140 Smiley Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45240 
            Please plan to arrive between 6 and 6.30 PM 
 
   For more information, visit www.compassionatefriends.org
or call 
 t
he Compassionate Friends Cincinnati West and East
Chapter.

tcfcincywest@yahoo.com

For additional local information call Michael Urbisci at
513-205-8291