|Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting
Sunday, December 8th, 6:30 PM
Downstairs from our regular meeting room
Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Rd, Fort Worth, Texas 76109
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 23rd 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 WCL 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.