Monthly Meeting Information

TCF-Pittsburgh Chapter usually meets on the last Sunday of the month, with exceptions for certain holidays and special annual events.  

Meeting Time:
 
  2019 Meeting              Dates: 
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
 
Location: Bower Hill Community Church
70 Moffett St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Information: (412) 835-1105

 

Monthly Meeting Information

31st Annual Candlelight Remembrance Service

Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2:30 – 5:00 PM
At Bower Hill Community Church
The Pittsburgh Chapter of The Compassionate Friends is part of an international organization that remembers our deceased children, siblings, and grandchildren in a special way on the second Sunday of every December. Our remembrance will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Bower Hill Community Church. During our Candlelight Memorial Service, our members will honor their loved ones through song, poetry, and readings. Members will also receive candles to light as they approach the microphone and share the name(s) of their loved one(s). The service will be followed by a catered meal in Fellowship Hall. Each year, the day comes to a close with the burning of a candle from 7 – 8 p.m. in our homes to add light to the 24-hour, worldwide recognition of life and love that never dies.

We invite our members to bring an ornament in remembrance of their loved one(s) to decorate the tree that will adorn the sanctuary during the candlelight service and/or a favorite dessert to share at the meal following the service. Members are also invited to bring a picture of their loved one(s) to display during our luncheon.

We recognize that the holidays can be a difficult time for families who have experienced a loss like ours. Times that were once filled with excitement and joy may now be filled with anxiety, sadness, and trepidation. At TCF, we understand these emotions better than most, and it is our hope that our candlelight service and luncheon will give you an opportunity to express your feelings of loss and longing, share a meal with family and friends, and help you experience some moments of peace with those who best understand what you are going through.

***When you attend a meeting for the first time, please arrive at 1:30 p.m. so that we can greet you and get the necessary information from you in order to become a member of TCF-Pittsburgh Chapter.***

 Upcoming Programs 

  • January 26, 2020: Susan Drolet, licensed psychologist, will speak about Grief & Regret.
  • February 23, 2020: Ask in a Basket
  • March 29, 2020: A viewing and discussion of Rabbi Harold Kushner's When Bad Things Happen to Good People.