We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.
|Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but
rather openings where our loved ones shine
down to let us know they are happy.
P.O. Box 3065
Portland, OR 97028
July Balloon Launch
July 16, 2013
10501 SE Market St
Portland, OR 97216
Worldwide Candle Lighting Event
Sunday December 8, 2013
This event is part of TCF’s Worldwide Candle Lighting
that begins in New Zealand and works its way around
the globe, one time zone after another.
People are encouraged to light a candle at 7pm in their time
zone to create a symbolic wave of light circling the planet in a
24-hour period in memory of deceased children everywhere.
If you can't make it to a candle lighting event, please light a
candle wherever you are!
|May their light always shine...
December Candle Lighting
Main Sanctuary at Sunnyside Seventh Day Adventist Church
December 8, 2013
Candle will be lit promptly at 7pm to coordinate with the
Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremonies
If you would like your child's photo to be included in our
slide show, please
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to: The Compassionate Friends
P.O. Box 3065
Portland, OR 97208
Deadline for submission is Sun. Dec 1, 2013
Please join us! Family & Friends are welcome!
Bring a treat to share.
Arrive early to select balloon & write your
Angels Across the USA
Featuring Alan Pederson
Tuesday August 20, 2013
*This replaces the regular Tuesday meeting in Portland
Alan Pedersen is a bereaved father, award winning songwriter, successful recording artist,
and nationally recognized speaker on grief and loss.In August of 2001 Alan’s only daughter
Ashley was killed in an automobile accident in Colorado. This tragedy took his life in a
direction he never imagined. His pain and journey toward finding joy again have been the
subject matter for four highly acclaimed CD’s of original songs.
Alan’s message is simple, “We were put on this earth to love them for as long as WE live,
not for as long as THEY lived.” He believes that healing comes slow, but does come as
we reach out to others who share this journey and offer our hand to help.
Dr. Gloria Horsley Ph.D., President of Open to Hope Foundation, and Host of Healing the
Grieving Heart Radio Program says: “Alan’s music and message are a light in the darkness
to those going through grief and loss. His message is one of hope, his humor puts you at
ease, his music is powerful and helps us remember those we have loved who have died”.
In 2008 Denise Pederson became a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist through the Grief
Recovery Institute based in Sherman Oaks, CA (www.grief.net). It's not only her
certification that qualifies Denise to help others, it's the fact that Denise had the courage to
walk up to her grief, acknowledge it, learn from it and then share her knowledge with
|Please join us for an evening of music, sweet memories & smiles!
|Click this link to learn about Alan & Denise, their
work and music!
|Send child's photo for slideshow to
Deadline Friday July 5, 2013
Fundraising Project - Photo Buttons
Proudly wear your child's photo on a 2 1/4" button!
Bring in a photo or we'll copy & print it there.