Upcoming Events

The Compassionate Friends

2021 Virtual National Conference

July 16 – 18, 2021

TCF’s 44th National Conference will be presented virtually July 16-18, 2021. Although we would love to be together in person, we can still connect, support, and gather as a community through our virtual event. More details about TCF’s three-day conference are coming soon, including number of sessions, registration prices, and earlybird prices and dates.

Comments from the 2020 Virtual Conference:

“The Conference meant so much to me. It was beautifully presented. I will always be grateful that I was able to attend.” – 2020 Virtual Conference Attendee

“I am very grateful for all your hard work putting together such an amazing 3 day event. I am newly bereaved and this conference was that ray of sunshine that I needed. The Compassionate Friends conference has given me tools that I didn’t even know I needed to help me ease some of this pain in my heart.” – 2020 Virtual Conference Attendee


View our 2020 virtual TCF Memorial Tree via this link on our YouTube channel!





Our December meeting is a virtual WorldWide Candle Lighting ceremony which was held on December 13th. Below is the 2020 Virtual Worldwide Candle Lighting from The Compassionate Friends National Office. There is no Monday meeting in December.

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting on the 2nd Sunday in December unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who have died. As candles are lit on December 13th, 2020 at 7:00pm local time, hundreds of thousands of people commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon. The candle lighting creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held, and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died and will never be forgotten. See the TCF National website for more information about both virtual and in-person candle lighting events.