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World Wide Candle Lighting Ceremony


This year's event will be held at Idlewild Presbyterian Church 1750 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN on Sunday
December 11thRefreshments 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: memphistcf25@gmail.comor you can contact
one of our Steering Committee Members listed below. Please join us as we celebrate the lives of our loved ones.
"...that their light may always shine."


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 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. TCF's WWCL started in the United States  in 1997 as a small internet
observance, but has since swelled in numbers as word as spread throughout the world of the remembrance. Hundreds of formal candle lighting
events are held and thousands informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of  children who have
died, but will never be forgotten.




For additional information you can contact the following:

Oliver & Claudia Ellison at 901-497-7424 or 901-603-8478
Larry & Gwen Elrod at 901-262-6275 or 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






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