The Compassionate Friends

Compassionate Friends

Worldwide Candle Lighting Service

“That their light may always shine” is the theme of parents that will participating in a candle lighting service that is held annually on the second Sunday of December as a way for all caring persons to remember those children who have died.  The Worldwide Candle Lighting Service is made up of hundreds of memorial services around the globe held in parks, churches and other public places by The Compassionate Friends chapters as well as bereaved parents, friends and relatives to create a 24-hour wave of light in memory of all children who have died.

            The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home in Muscatine is sponsoring the Muscatine Chapter of The Compassionate Friends Candle Lighting Service on Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 6:30 PM at the Bereavement center of the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. If you have any questions, you may contact the funeral home at  563-263-8112 or Bill and Linda McCracken at  563-263-2737.

What is the Compassionate Friends?

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.

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.

The Compassionate Friends meet s the second Sunday of every month at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home Bereavement Center.  Call Bill and Linda McCracken at  563-263-2737 for more information.