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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.
DECEMBER MEETING INFORMATION
All monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Hope and Healing Center (5025 Riverway Drive, Houston, TX 77056), except in December when the Candle Lighting Ceremony is held at the First Unitarian Universalist Church (see below).
Date & Time: Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, Channing Hall, 5200 Fannin, Houston, TX 77004
Each family will also bring a covered dish (a favorite recipe of their loved one) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
20th Candle Lighting Ceremony
on Sunday, December 11, 2016
|THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF HOUSTON INNER LOOP|