The Compassionate Friends, Boise Chapter

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Boise, Idaho Compassionate Friends Chapter

Meeting Times

When
2nd Thursday of every month.
7:15 pm

2018 Dates     2019 Dates

Where
St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center (basement)
520 S. Eagle Road
Meridian, ID 83642



The Compassionate Friends, Boise Chapter
Special Notice:

We are participating in the Worldwide Candle Lighting® Ceremony on Sunday December 9th.
Everyone is welcome to come to Parkcenter Pond and participate.  We will still be having our
regular meeting in December on the 2nd Thursday at SLMMC.  Photo from last year

PLEASE JOIN US THIS YEAR!!!!  IF WE GET A BIG CROWD MAYBE WE CAN GET THE LOCAL NEWS STATIONS TO PUT US ON THE NEWS.  THERE ARE SO MANY PARENTS, SIBLINGS AND GRANDPARENTS WHO NEED US AND DON'T KNOW ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION.

 Worldwide Candle Lighting
 Child Remembrance
 Sunday, December 9th 6:30 p.m.
 Parkcenter Park
     
Please join us in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting® at Parkcenter Park to honor and remember children who have passed from this world. Annually, families united in loss, light candles for one hour during this event, held on the second Sunday in December. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. in each time-zone begin to burn down, others are lit in the next, creating a 24-hour wave of light around the world. This light shines as a reminder that although they are no longer with us, the light of our child's life will continue to inspire and guide others.

We will begin gathering at Parkcenter Park at 6:30 p.m. After our candles are lit at 7:00, we will walk around Parkcenter Pond shining the light of our children and sharing our memories with family, friends and strangers united in loss.

Watch for this event on our Facebook page!  Be sure and respond "GOING" so we can ramp up more interest!  You can still come of course, even if you don't respond.  :)   We will still be having our regular meeting and potluck on December 13th at SLMMC!

Our Mission

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

The Boise Chapter serves people in Ada County, the valley and surrounding areas. We have people who come from as far as Sun Valley. Anyone from the surrounding areas, or visiting our area, is welcome to attend.

Parents, grand parents and siblings (age 12 and above) are welcome. There is no religious affiliation. Compassionate friends is a self-help group. All the leaders are bereaved parents. We are a non-profit, non-denominational support group. No one is required to talk at a meeting. We understand how difficult it is to talk when our grief is fresh. If your child died a few weeks ago, or a few years ago, you are welcome.

Memory Table:
On the month of your child’s birth, or your child’s death, feel free to bring some photos, or other items of your child’s to place on the table and share (something they made, a piece of clothing, something involving their hobbies, etc)

For more information on the 41st National Conference, please click here: National Conference

Video invitation & conference news from The Compassinate Friends of Pasco County, FL.

We need not walk alone.  We are the compassionate friends.


Worldwide Candle Lighting

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Boise Chapter of Compassionate Friends
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Boise, ID 83707

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