UPCOMING EVENTS

World Wide Candle Lighting Ceremony; please mark your calendars and plan to join us on December 10, 2017 for our annual The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony. The event will be held at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home (downtown Greenville, SC location, 639 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601) in the chapel. Please arrive at 6:30 and enjoy some special music. The program will start at 6:45 and the candle lighting will begin at 7:00 pm. There will be a reception with refreshments hosted by Thomas McAfee Funeral Home following the program. We encourage you to bring a photo of your child and to stay and share memories of your child with others! Please bring family and friends and feel free to extend this further to other bereaved parents you may know as this beautiful event is not limited to those who attend the monthly meetings.
 
Hope and Help for the Holidays seminaR. There is key note speaker and a choice of two breakout sessions. The seminar will be held at First Baptist Greenville on Tuesday, November 14th.  
 
Sunburst Club, grief support group for 5th-8th graders meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:15-5:30 p.m. at Carolina Counseling Professionals, 200 W. North 1st St., Suite C, Seneca, SC. Call 864-882-8940 for more information or to register.  
  
A Grief Retreat Meet Up, monthly meeting held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm at the 'Be Encouraged House' - 208 S. Main St., Simpsonville, SC. For more information, contact Linda Findlay at 315-725-6132.
  
Heartstrings, A Day Retreat for Women Who Have Experienced the Death of a Child: Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00-3:30 at First Baptist Church Simpsonville, 101 Church St. For more information, contact Jan James at 864-963-3543 or jan@pdtm.us.
 
Heartstrings, monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Simpsonville First Baptist Church, 3 Hodge St., Simpsonville, SC at 6:30 pm. 
  

NATIONAL tcf CONFERENCE AND 19TH ANNUAL WALK TO REMEMBER

JULY 29, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Compassionate Friends Walk to Remember is a highlight of every TCF National Conference. It was created as a symbolic way to show the love we carry for the children we mourn. Held at 9:00 am Sunday on the final day of the National Conference it starts at the host hotel of the Conference. There is an air of anticipation and excitement as everyone gathers in preparation for the start of the Walk. Finally the Walk begins and, hand-in-hand everyone walks, meditating on a much different time in their lives. Since its inception in 2000, the Walk to Remember has taken on many distinctive facets. There is the main Walk to Remember where those attending the conference join with local bereaved families and others who fly in from across the country just for the Walk. As many as 1400 have participated. Some go the full distance while others only walk a short way knowing that in participating, they are remembering. Special Walk to Remember t-shirts are given to all who register, as well as walk bibs where the names of the children being remembered can be written.

VENUE 

Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel
800 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63101 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/stlmg-marriott-st-louis-grand/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2
 
Fall 2017 Grief Support Classes: 
 
 

Are you struggling with loss of your cherished loved one?
Are you having difficulty finding companions who really understand?
Are you looking for practical tools to help you cope?
 
Join us for 10 Weekly sessions to help you cope and adjust with the painful reality of deep loss in the presence of those who are
or have been where you are.
 
We focus on basic principles and tools using
Alan Wolfelt’s 5-star book, Understanding Your Grief:
Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing.
  

EASLEY
Weekly, Oct. 5-December 14, Thursdays, 11 am – 12:30
Downtown:  “Williams” House between Robinson Funeral Home
and Easley Presbyterian Church; 108 South 1st Street

GREENVILLE
Weekly, Oct. 3-December 5, Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 pm
5 Century Dr.; Suite 220;
Office Building: “Century at Keith Office Park”;
Door Sign: “Service Corp International”
Corner of Keith Drive and Century Drive (Off I-385, by way of Exit 40)

SPARTANBURG
Weekly, Oct. 4-December 6, Wednesdays, 1:00– 2:30 pm
“The Juice Bar” at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 400 Dupre Drive
 

Sign-up Online or by phone or email: www.hospicegriefsupport.com

Contact Tonya Taylor @864-627-7049 or Tonya.Taylor@interimcares.com