Please share this information with everyone you know.
My husband Tony and I have hosted this event, this being our 4th year, and every year it actually blesses us as we are able to help others who have also lost a child.
We never know who will show up, but we know that whomever the Lord sends our way, we will embrace them and share our experience which in turn helps them at the same time.
Losing a child is hard enough, but during the holidays it is much harder to cope….this is our effort to not only keep our children’s memory alive, but also help those of us left behind to cope with this pain.
Here are the details for our event in Reedley on this Sunday December 14th♥
Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom♥
For more details, you can email me at CliffsStory.email@example.com
At 7pm your local time, please light a candle in remembrance of your child to whom you have lost to death way to early. This special day began in 1997 by the organization CompassionateFriends.org We will begin our program below once you have lit your candle and go until 8pm. This starts in New Zealand I believe and goes across the globe worldwide. What a special way to remember our children. I began this new tradition last year and will continue on every year until I breath no longer.
Welcome from Cliff’s Mom Priscilla 🙂
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12-9-12 Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony is an annual event that was started in 1997 by Compassionatefriends.org. You can go to their website and read all about it.
Last year was our 1st Annual Event and we are going to do it again!
You can join us live in Reedley, CA at Kelly’s Beach located at 9200 Kings River Road at Manning Avenue, on December 9th.
Registration starts at 6pm Ceremony begins at 6:30 And, we will start lighting candles for our children who have died at 7 pm and let them burn for an hour while we proceed with appropriate music, videos and sharing about our loved ones.
Please remember to bring an ornament to place on a Christmas tree that will be displayed the entire month of December at Kelly’s Beach. Also, bring a photo that will be displayed on a remembrance table during the ceremony.
Coffee, Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served. Please dress warm as this event is held outdoors.
Anyone who makes a donation this year will receive this TCF “Forever in my Heart” wristband.
For those of you who are either not in our area, or are just not ready to express your feelings in public, please come back to CliffsStory.com on December 9th at 7pm in your time zone. I will again be posting an online ceremony you can experience at home.
Thank you to everyone who has donated time, money, food, etc. It means the world to me! <3
I have the most amazing news. We will be putting together a last minute location to celebrate the “Worldwide Candle Lighting”! Thank you so much to Mike and Cindy Kelly for accomodating this very last minute request.
Please share this information with everyone you know in the Fresno County area. The only other event in the county will be in Kerman.
This is a worldwide candle lighting memorial service that commemorates and honors children, siblings, and grandchildren of all ages who have died from any cause and transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.
The Worldwide Candle Lighting is TCF’s gift to the bereavement community. By holding an organized candle lighting service, allied organizations and all caring groups show unity by joining with TCF and its many chapters in remembering the lives of the precious children of this world who are no longer with us.
It does not matter how old your child was when they died, they are still our children of whom we have lost. Please join me, Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom from “CliffsStory.com” and light a candle for your lost child.
Here are the details:
Please join us Sunday December 11th at 6:30pm at Kelly’s Beach in the grass area. (9200 S. Kings River Road, Reedley, CA) We will have you sign in your childs name as you arrive and place an ornament you bring with you, on the tree provided. Also, please bring a candle in a jar that you will light with us all at 7pm and remain lit until 8pm. You may also bring a photo of your loved one to be placed on a remembrance table.
After the event, we will most likely join each other at the restaurant to remember our loved ones.
I would be honored to share this time with you as I honor my son Cliff.
On the second Sunday in December every year, a Worldwide Candle Lighting ceremony in conjuction with “The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting”, are held.
These ceremonies are for families that have experienced the death of a child, sibling, or granchild, no matter how long ago, or at what age.
At 7pm local time, a candle is lit for every child being remembered. So as they are lit over the entire globe, the light shines for 24 hours to commemorate and honor children, siblings, and granchildren of all ages who have died from any cause and transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.
Take a look at this video…….
Whether or not there is a service in your area, please join me in lighting a candle at 7pm your local time this Sunday, December 11, 2011.
Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom
My son Clifford E. Widmer, III who died on 5/25/05