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The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- Vancouver Event

Sunday, December 13, 2009 6:30 - 8:30 PM St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 East Fourth Plain Blvd  Vancouver, WA

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.

Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 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. 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.

Gathering Time 6:30-6:45 pm  Welcome 6:45 pm  Candle Lighting at 7:00 pm Reading of children’s names, music & readings 7:10–8:00 pm Reception immediately following

For more information or to have your child’s name read, contact: Kathy Deschner  360-573-3206  [email protected] Lorna Bradford  360-213-9587  [email protected]