Day 297 of 365…

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle LightingThis Sunday, December 12th, 2010 is The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting here in Vancouver, WA and Washougal, WA. This global event takes place the second Sunday in December and here is a little about the event…






Excitement has been building as the fourteenth Worldwide Candle Lighting December 12, 2010 approaches. 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 the memory of children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.

Rather than me going on and on, I’m going to recommend you watch this video about the Worldwide Candle Lighting. Please share this with those who have lost a child and get to one of the two locations here in town.

We have two Candle Lighting locations here in Clark County, WA on Sunday night. Below are both locations as well as contact information.

Vancouver – Vancouver, WA in conjunction with the Worldwide Candle Lighting

St Lukes Episcopal Church in Vancouver WADate & Time: December 12, 2010 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 East Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA
Highlights: Gathering time 6:30-6:45 PM, welcome 6:45 PM, and candle lighting 7:00 PM with reading of children’s names, music and readings. Reception immediately to follow.
Additional: Other contact information: Kathy Deschner 360-573-3206 Please contact Lorna Bradford December 2-11.
Contact: Lorna Bradford
Telephone: 360-213-9587 Email:

Washougal – Washougal, WA community in conjunction with the Worldwide Candle Lighting

Date & Time: December 12, 2010 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Reflection Plaza, 1701 Main Street, Washougal, WA
Highlights: Song requests, 2 special performances, reading of children’s names, and words of encouragement.
Bring: Photo or small remembrance of remembered child.
Special Events (before): Cookies and hot chocolate provided.
Contact: Emily Fox

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