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December 13, 2020

Worldwide Candle Lighting Memorial Service

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The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting on the 2nd Sunday in December 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 on December 13th, 2020 at 7:00 pm local time, hundreds of thousands of people commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the annual Worldwide Candle Lighting (WCL), 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 WCL started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance and 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 and will never be forgotten.

Add a Candle Lighting Program

IMPORTANT: If you attempt to submit your candle lighting service and we do not contact you or your service is not listed within 48 hours, please contact kathiek@compassionatefriends.org.

Every year you are invited to post a message in the Remembrance Book which will be available, during the event, at TCF’s national website. The Remembrance Book will be open to post a message Tuesday, December 1st, through Monday, December 14th. Photos can be posted on our Worldwide Candle Lighting Facebook page.

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.

Click on your state below to view Worldwide Candle Lighting events in your area.

View International Countries Virtual Worldwide Candle Lighting
If you do not see a candle lighting program in your area, contact your local chapter to see if they are planning a program. Find a chapter.

Georgia

Griffin

Compassionate Friends of Central GA

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Location:

329 S. Hill Street

Bring:

Pictures of child and candle

Contact:
Brent Taylor
Telephone:
6789729352
Email:
cfofcentralga@gmail.com

Lawrenceville Square

Gwinnett Chapter

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 7:00 -8:00 PM
Location:

Lawrenceville Square directly across from the Historic Courthouse; near the Fountain Area adjacent to La Cazuela Mexican Restaurant. (179 W Crogan St, , Lawrenceville 30046

Highlights:

Special music, readings

Bring:

Picture, candle, poem or reading if desired

Special Events (before):

Brief sharing

Special Events (after):

Dinner at La Cazuela

Contact:
Patricia Key
Telephone:
7708339967
Email:
pattyinatlanta@yahoo.com
Additional:

Warm outerwear and umbrella

Marietta

Marietta Chapter GA

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 6:00 PM
Location:

Zoom Candlelight Ceremony

Highlights:

Lighting of the four candles
Poems
Saying your loved one’s name and lighting a candle
Video

Bring:

Have a photo of your loved one and a candle ready

Contact:
Pam Frossard
Telephone:
770-362-3239
Email:
pafbenitz@gmail.com

Rome

Rome GA Chapter of Compassionate Friends

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Location:

A drive thru Candlelighting. You receive a Memorial Candle, Live poinsettia and a gift bag. We encourage families to light their candle at 7pm in the safety of their home. We have a Facebook page that you may share memories and pictures of your loved one

Highlights:

Facebook page is: 2020 TCF Memorial Candlelight Rome Ga. everyone invited to visit and post on this page

Bring:

Address of Drive Thru Candlelight Memorial

19 John Davenport Dr, Rome ga

Contact:
Sandra stinson
Telephone:
706-506-6108 or 706-266-9015 or 706-936-9642
Email:
sandrastinsontcf@yahoo.com
Additional:

Drive thru only

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