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20th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting

The Compassionate Friends of Williamsburg invites you to the 20th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony on December 11, 2016 - 6:30 PM
St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA
Highlights: Reverent ceremony with personal reflections. Special Guitar Music and Refreshments will follow the ceremony. No need to RSVP.
Please bring a photo of your child for our memorial table.
Candles will be lit at 7:00 PM. Each family will be given time to speak of their child if they desire.
Lite refreshments and time to converse after the ceremony for those who desire to do so.
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 20th 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.

Contact: Charlotte Moyler,Telephone: 757-903-1641

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