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TCF E-Newsletter October 2018

    22nd Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting 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…

42nd National Conference

The 42nd TCF National Conference will be in held in Philadelphia, on July 19-21, 2019. “Hope Rings in Philadelphia” is the theme of next year’s event, which promises more of this year’s great National Conference experience. We’ll keep you updated with details…

Introducing TCF’s New Executive Director

The Compassionate Friends/USA, the foremost parental grief organization in the world, providing grief support services to more than one million bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings, grief professionals, social service networks, religious organizations, hospitals, first responders and academic institutions, has appointed Debbie…

Speaking from the Heart

For everything there is a season, and for me the season of being the Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends will come to an end before the next issue of the E-Newsletter is published. What an honor it has been…

Speaking from the Heart

Well, it is that time of year again. Nobody needs to tell me what season it is, I can just feel it. There is something in the air, a kind of excitement in my bones, a magical optimism about all…

Speaking from the Heart

FINDING SPRING AGAIN The official first day of spring is only three days away. For many of you, it may not look or feel like spring is nearing at all, especially those who recently got bombarded with over a foot…

Speaking from the Heart

One of my New Year’s resolutions was that I was not going to take the easy road and write any of my January articles for publications about New Year’s resolutions. Writing about the turning of one year into another takes…

Speaking from the Heart

I didn’t recognize the number on my cell phone but decided to answer the call anyway.  “Is this Alan from The Compassionate Friends he asked?”  I said “Yes, how can I help you.” He explained how he was given my…

Autumn/Winter 2016 Issue of We Need Not Walk Alone

The Autumn/Winter 2016 issue of We Need Not Walk Alone is now available online. To view the current issue, please click here. To view past issues of We Need Not Walk Alone, please visit our magazine archive.

Speaking from the Heart

FINDING GRATITUDE IN GRIEF Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday. Maybe it is because it is so simple, no gifts to buy, no ugly sweaters; just food, family, friends, football and fun. Like most of you, Thanksgiving and other holidays…

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