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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
Community Awareness:
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.

 

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).

CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY & POT LUCK DINNER


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
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 unless noted otherwise)

NOTE: The group will not meet in December.

We will meet 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2016, for our group discussion at the home of Anita Byars (amorgan529@sbcglobal.net). Note that this month the group is meeting on the third Sunday.

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.

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Social Event: Breakfast Club

Our next three Breakfast Club meetings will be on Saturday, November 26th and December 10th at 9:00 a.m. at the Corner Bakery Café, 2615 Southwest Freeway.


We hope to see you there!
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20th Candle Lighting Ceremony
on Sunday, December 11, 2016





 

 

 
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 •  Houston, TX
phone: 713-877-8626

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