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EVENTS

Candle Lighting Ceremony
“May their light always shine.”
The Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held in-person and virtually on
Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST at Central Congregational Church (8360 Lemon Ave. La Mesa, CA 91941) and on Zoom.

View photos taken at our 2019 Candle Lighting Ceremony

View photos taken at our 2018 Candle Lighting Ceremony

Annual Picnic
This yearly event was held in San Diego at the Admiral Baker Field on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

View photos taken at the 2018 Balloon Release

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Love Gifts
Donations and love gifts in memory of your loved one enables us to reach bereaved parents with telephone calls and information, and help defray newsletter, web site and mailing expenses. When making a donation please use the form on the Donate page.


Candle Lighting Ceremony

“May their light always shine.”

Our Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony will be held in-person and virtually on Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST at Central Congregational Church (8360 Lemon Ave. La Mesa, CA 91941) and on Zoom.

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For more information go to the National website www.compassionatefriends.org

In this international event the light is passed around the world in our children’s memory. We hope that all who attend found some peace there remembering their children. The candle lighting is held the second Sunday of December each year.

General information about this worldwide event can be found on the national web site: national information.

 

Family Potluck Picnic
Our family potluck picnic was held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM  at the traditional Admiral Baker Field on picnic area #8.

Admiral Baker Field
2400 Admiral Baker Rd.
San Diego, CA 92124
Google Maps Link

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Directions:
I-15 to Friars Road. Head East for about one mile
Make a left turn onto Santo Road
Take immediate right onto Admiral Baker Road
Go downhill into the parking lot

 

VIRTUAL - The National Conference
The Compassionate Friends - 44th TCF National Conference was held virtually on Zoom the weekend of July 16-18 2021. Participation is entirely optional. Registration fees for the three-day event were $80 per person (early bird registration) and $95 per person after June 18th, 2021. Please see https://www.compassionatefriends.org/event/44th-tcf-national-conference/