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|The Compassionate Friends of Houston Inner Loop|
The Compassionate Friends is a non-profit, self-help support
organization for families who are grieving the death of a child
of any age, from any cause. There are no dues or fees and all bereaved family members are welcome.
MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING INFORMATION:
HOUSTON INNER LOOP CHAPTER
2015 Candle Lighting Ceremony
Date & Time: Sunday, December 13, 2015, at 5:45 p.m.
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, Channing Hall,
5200 Fannin, Houston, TX 77004
Highlights: The welcome starts at 6:55 p.m. and the ceremony/lighting of the candles starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. There will be poetry readings and music. Each family will light a candle tell us their child’s name, date of death and age of child at the time of death.
Families will bring one photo, either a 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 photo of their loved one, and/or a small remembrance to display next to their candle on the memory table, and complete their child’s name on the card placed next to their photo on the memory table. Candles and holders will be provided by the Chapter. Each family will also bring a covered dish to share before the ceremony (bring pot luck item and all serving pieces at 5:45 p.m.). We will have access to a kitchen for preparing your dishes, heating them up or keeping them cold.
At 6:00 p.m., immediately before the candle lighting ceremony, a meal will be shared with the food provided by the bereaved families. Drinks, ice and paper goods will be provided by the Chapter.
Bereaved parents are encouraged to bring family and friends to join in quiet remembrance of their children who have died, but will never be forgotten.
Contact: Cathy Knapp
|THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF HOUSTON INNER LOOP|