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Our Chapter

Email:
Tcfinnerloop@gmail.com
Phone:
713-877-8626
Chapter Leader:
Cathy Knapp
Treasurer:
Neda Scanlan
Secretary:
Debbie Manthei
Librarian:
Paula Grossman
Programs:
Pat Watson
Webmaster:
Jay Grossman
Facilitator:
Anita Byars
Hospitality:
Sandra Wright
Outreach:
Janis Hooker
Publicity:
Linda de Sosa
Sibling Rep.:
Daphne Floran

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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.

TCF exists to support and assist bereaved parents, siblings and other family members in the positive resolution of their grief, and to foster their physical and emotional health. Monthly chapter meetings offer friendship, caring and a safe place to talk. Monthly newsletters and caring friends offer telephone support.

The secret of TCF's success is simple: As seasoned grievers reach out to the newly bereaved, energy that has been directed inward begins to flow outward and both are helped to heal. The vision of The Compassionate Friends is that everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped.

 

MEETING INFORMATION:

Houston Inner Loop Chapter meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month (except in December) at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77004, in the Fireside Room.

Next Monthly Support Group Meeting: TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Channing Hall

Topic: "Butterfly/Balloon Release and Pot Luck Dinner"

Our Chapter’s Steering Committee voted to try something new this year for the May meeting. We normally have a “balloon lift-off” and pot luck dinner. This year we will incorporate a “memorial butterfly release” into the event. Individual butterflies in boxes will be supplied to each person/family at no cost. Those people who also want to release a balloon, may bring their own helium filled balloon (we will not supply any balloons, just the paper for notes to be written and attached to the balloons).

Our dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. so please bring your dish (and utensils if needed) between 6:00 and 6:15 p.m. Drinks, paper goods and flatware will be provided. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the courtyard at the front of the church building.

The program will include inspirational music, poetic readings and a loving release of the butterflies with whispers of love. The butterfly, a symbol of transformation, suggests an image that is mild and gentle, one that can touch the heart during difficult times and times of strength. You are welcome to invite family and friends to this opportunity for our bereaved families to connect with each other and share about our loved ones.

Contact: Cathy Knapp
Telephone: 713-877-8626
Email: tcfinnerloop@gmail.com

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Addiction & Overdose Small Group Discussion Meeting (meets on the fourth Sunday of each month)

We will meet again from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2014, for our group discussion at the home of Anita Byars (amorgan529@sbcglobal.net).

Focus of the group discussion is specific to addiction and overdose, and we will also talk about how much we love our children. Any and all are welcome, and no one is obligated to bring anything. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Anita at 713-294-7250 or Cathy at 713-825-1564 to RSVP and get directions.

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Social Event: Breakfast Club

Our next Breakfast Club will be on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Corner Bakery Café, 2625 Southwest Freeway. We hope to see you there!
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Social Event: Dinner At Shanghai River Restaurant

Our last dinner/social on March 1st at the Shanghai River Restaurant was, as usual, a big success. It was a great opportunity to get to know one other and our children better while sharing a meal.

We hope to see you at the next dinner, which will be scheduled in the Fall - watch for announcements.



 




 

 

 
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