The 19th Annual Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony
will be held on the 2nd Sunday December 13th in
remembrance of the many children, grandchildren, siblings and
loved ones who left us too soon. Around the world at 7:00 pm
candles will be lit in every time zone beginning in
New Zealand in memory of our loved ones.
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 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 18th 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.
This year's event will be held at Idlewild Presbyterian Church
1750 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN. Refreshments will be served
at 6:00 with the ceremony beginning at 6:30 pm. There will be
a video presentation with photos of our children. There will also
be a picture table, so bring a photo of your loved one to display.
Any questions or concerns you can email us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can contact one of
our Steering Committee Members listed below.
"...that their light may always shine."
For additional information you can contact the following:
Oliver & Claudia Ellison at 901-497-7424 or 603-8478
Larry & Gwen Elrod at 901-388-3298, 901-734-0079
Sheila Foust 901-496-9649
Betsy & Bob Friedl at 901-826-8750
Pam Goode 901-488-7859
Anne Liddell 901-674-1523
Pri Morden 901-274-9338
Jack & Peggy U'Ren at 388-6759