Worldwide Candle Lighting to Remember Children, Siblings & Grandchildren
By Signal Contributor
Saturday, November 26th, 2016

As the mother of two sons who were killed in a horrific car crash 16 years ago here in Santa Clarita, I know how devastating it is to lose a child and the importance of having the chance to remember them… to see their pictures and hear their names. That’s why as Co-Leader of the Santa Clarita Chapter of The Compassionate Friends support group I want to make sure that the community knows they are invited to join with us as we participate in the 20th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting to remember all children who have died.

This worldwide event is designed to honor the memories of all children, grandchildren, and siblings regardless of age, who have died for any reason. Our chapter is joining Sunday, December 11, with hundreds of organized memorial services around the world.

Our special service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Education Building at the Child & Family Center, 21545 Centre Pointe Pkwy in Santa Clarita. It will feature poems, selected readings, music, a slide show and performances with featured singers. Candles (battery operated) will be provided to all those who attend. After the service, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be available.

The holiday season is an extremely difficult time of the year for families grieving the death of a child. For me, even after 16 years I can barely get through those celebratory days. This candle lighting unites bereaved families around the world as a symbolic way of showing the love we continue to carry for our children, even though they can no longer be with us physically.

Please join us so. . .”that their light may always shine.”

To learn more contact Alice Renolds TCF.SCV@gmail.com or visit www.compassionatefriends-scv.org

Please note “This event is NOT sponsored by the Child & Family Center)

About the author

Signal Contributor

Signal Contributor

Worldwide Candle Lighting to Remember Children, Siblings & Grandchildren

As the mother of two sons who were killed in a horrific car crash 16 years ago here in Santa Clarita, I know how devastating it is to lose a child and the importance of having the chance to remember them… to see their pictures and hear their names. That’s why as Co-Leader of the Santa Clarita Chapter of The Compassionate Friends support group I want to make sure that the community knows they are invited to join with us as we participate in the 20th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting to remember all children who have died.

This worldwide event is designed to honor the memories of all children, grandchildren, and siblings regardless of age, who have died for any reason. Our chapter is joining Sunday, December 11, with hundreds of organized memorial services around the world.

Our special service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Education Building at the Child & Family Center, 21545 Centre Pointe Pkwy in Santa Clarita. It will feature poems, selected readings, music, a slide show and performances with featured singers. Candles (battery operated) will be provided to all those who attend. After the service, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be available.

The holiday season is an extremely difficult time of the year for families grieving the death of a child. For me, even after 16 years I can barely get through those celebratory days. This candle lighting unites bereaved families around the world as a symbolic way of showing the love we continue to carry for our children, even though they can no longer be with us physically.

Please join us so. . .”that their light may always shine.”

To learn more contact Alice Renolds TCF.SCV@gmail.com or visit www.compassionatefriends-scv.org

Please note “This event is NOT sponsored by the Child & Family Center)

Upcoming Events

Jan
12
Fri
all-day Domes – Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library
Domes – Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library
Jan 12 – May 11 all-day
Domes - Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Local resident Naomi Young, is the artist featured in the latest exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library. The exhibit features original paintings and multimedia by Young, an artist born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel,[...]
Feb
1
Thu
all-day “The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarit... @ Valencia Library
“The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarit... @ Valencia Library
Feb 1 – Jun 1 all-day
“The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarita,” Art Exhibit @ Valencia Library  | Santa Clarita | California | United States
“THE GOLDEN OAKS OF SANTA CLARITA” ART EXHIBIT BY BRAD SERGI ON DISPLAY AT THE VALENCIA LIBRARY Library hours: Mon-Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 5[...]
Feb
14
Wed
all-day Tickets Available Now for 41st A... @ Dodger Stadium
Tickets Available Now for 41st A... @ Dodger Stadium
Feb 14 – May 12 all-day
Tickets Available Now for 41st Annual SCV Dodger Day @ Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles | California | United States
SANTA CLARITA DODGER DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Tickets Start at $25 and Benefit Local Schools and Non-Profits It’s time to step up to the plate! The Santa Clarita City Council invites residents to purchase[...]
Apr
19
Thu
all-day Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances![...]
7:00 pm Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, ... @ Hart High school Auditorium
Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, ... @ Hart High school Auditorium
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm
Hart High School Presents 'Bye, Bye Birdie' @ Hart High school Auditorium | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Spring Musical Coming April 2018! Hart High Theatre is proud to present Bye Bye Birdie! April 19, 20, 27 & 28 @ 7pm April 28 & 29 @ 1pm When the draft selects rock star[...]
Apr
20
Fri
all-day Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances![...]
7:00 pm Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, ... @ Hart High school Auditorium
Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, ... @ Hart High school Auditorium
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm
Hart High School Presents 'Bye, Bye Birdie' @ Hart High school Auditorium | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Spring Musical Coming April 2018! Hart High Theatre is proud to present Bye Bye Birdie! April 19, 20, 27 & 28 @ 7pm April 28 & 29 @ 1pm When the draft selects rock star[...]
Apr
21
Sat
all-day Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 21 – Apr 24 all-day
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances![...]
10:00 am Astronomy Day @ Valencia Library
Astronomy Day @ Valencia Library
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Local Group Astronomy Club and The Santa Clarita Public Library present our free annual Astronomy Day Celebration. We will be at the Valencia branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library from 10am to 3pm.[...]
10:00 am Resource Parents Needed to Foste... @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222
Resource Parents Needed to Foste... @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Resource Parents Needed to Foster or Foster-Adopt a Child @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222 | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Adoption is a meaningful way for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting.  There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California.  Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with[...]