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Worldwide Candle-Lighting

MargaretAnn’s Place holds an Annual Holiday Remembrance & Worldwide Candle Lighting service each year on the second Sunday in December at 4:30 p.m.

MargaretAnn's Place extends this event to honor and remember ALL of loved ones at this time of year; regardless of age.  "Everyone is somebody's child."

This event is held in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting.


The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who have died at any age from any cause. As candles are lit at 7 p.m. local time, creating a virtual wave of light, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of children in a way that transcends all ethnic, cultural, religious, and political boundaries.


Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, 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, but will never be forgotten.


The Worldwide Candle Lighting started in the United States in 1997 as a small Internet observance but has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world of the remembrance.


For more information on The Compassionate Friends visit their website or contact one of these local chapters:


Milwaukee/Oak Creek

Chapter Name: TCF Milwaukee County Chapter Chapter Number: 1218 (414) 764-5668 Rosemary Meeting Info: 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:00-8:30 pm Meeting Address: Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154


Chapter Name: TCF: Parents Caring & Sharing Chapter Number: 2081 (262) 895-4888  Diane (262) 634-8480 Luan Meeting Info: Last Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm Meeting Address: St Mary's (lower level), 3801 Spring St, Racine, WI 53405


Chapter Name: Waukesha County Chapter Chapter Number: 1442 (262) 363-3091 Karen Meeting Info: 4th Monday of each month 7:00 pm Meeting Address: Salem United Methodist Church, 541 State Highway 59, Waukesha, WI 53186

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