Worldwide Candle Lighting December 14, 2014


Our TCF East Of the River CT Chapter will join the world’s largest candle
lighting at the private home of
Ken and Arlene Dworetsky,
Daniel’s parents,
63 Long Hill Drive
(Beige TALL House with  brown shutters)
Glastonbury, CT

The Second Sunday of December
December 14, 2014
beginning to gather about 5:30/6:00 PM to 9:00 /9:30 PM


All chapter members, their families and friends are invited to attend.  Also welcome are any bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings who may have never attended a TCF EOTR CT Chapter meeting, but would like to become part of the gathering.  Those attending our chapter’s candle lighting are asked to bring an item or two to contribute to our Pot Luck Supper, Snacks and Desserts.  We will be running a slide show presentation of all of our ‘children’.  Photos can be submitted electronically by emailing them to Bettie-Jeanne at   up to midnight December 10.
You may plan to share a few words about your child’s  or sibling’ life;
their likes or dislikes, what made them laugh, what made them special.
If you have a poem or reading that you would like to contribute, please email also, or bring it with you.

This is NOT a Holiday Party ~ There will be no Christmas decorations.  It is a caring gathering, rather like our Vernon Diner Breakfasts and After Meeting Get-togethers of “like-hearted” families who understand the challenges faced not only at this time of year, but all the days of our lives.



or send an email to:
Bettie-Jeanne at

A list of other Connecticut and other Candle Lighting events can be found on the National Website under News and Events /Worldwide Candle Lighting.

Worldwide Candle Lighting

*Remembering With Millions of Candles * *Hundreds of Services*

Love doesn’t end with death. Families that have had a child die understand that.  And with that understanding, plans are underway in hundreds of areas across the country,
as well  as around the globe, for the 18th
The Compassionate Friends
Worldwide Candle Lighting
December 14, 2014.

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting 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 at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 18th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, 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 WWCL started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance, but 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, but will never be forgotten.

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.

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.

View the 2013 Remembrance Book

In past years more than 550 services were submitted and posted on TCF’s national website.  The Compassionate Friends has more than 660 chapters in the United States offering support  to bereaved families after the death of a child. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends on a National Level and its many programs for bereaved families, call toll-free 877-969-0010 or visit them on the web at
Also on Facebook The Compassionate Friends/USA   ♥

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