Worldwide Candle Lighting

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 pm 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 21st 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. All allied bereavement organizations, churches, funeral homes, hospices, and formal and informal bereavement groups are invited to join in the remembrance. Locally candle lighitng events are held at your Local TCF Chapter. The Worldwide Candle Lighting gives bereaved families everywhere the opportunity to remember their child(ren) so that their lights may always shine! 

2018 Worldwide Candle Lighting
LCU Campus - 6:30pm
Lubbock, TX
December 9, 2018 
Please join us for our Candle Lighting Ceremony. This year we will be creating special Christmas Ornaments, free of charge, as a keepsake for attending. One Ornament per family. If you would like more ornaments you may order more at the event, for a small fee , and they will be ready before Christmas. Please look for order table. If you would like to attend and add your loved ones name to our ornament list and a picture to our slide show please email us tcflubbock@gmail. 
For directions to this years Ceremony being held at the
Lubbock Christian University Fountains - behind the SUB, 
please click the link below. 
2017 Worldwide Candle Lighting 
 LCU Campus
Lubbock, Tx 
December 10, 2017 
2015 Worldwide Candle Lighting
TCF Lubbock Chapter Founders Isabel Espinoza and Deneis Arriaga
in the Children's Memorial Park at Lubbock Christian University

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