Upcoming Salem TCF Events

Sunday, December 9th: The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting


Come join us as we honor our children by lighting a candle in their memory

Hand-held candles will be provided for the candle lighting ceremony, and luminaria bags with votive candles will be available for you to write your child’s name along with a short message of love. There will be hot chocolate and coffee to warm your hands, plus music, poems, and a special time of candlelight remembrance to warm your heart. Donations of cookies will be gratefully accepted.

Please Note: Sign in 6:00-6:15 p.m.

Plan to arrive early enough to fill out an info card if you would like your child’s name read aloud during the ceremony.

Program starts 6:30 p.m.; candles lit at 7:00 p.m.

All ages are invited. Event is outside, dress warmly. For your comfort bring a lawn chair if you like. 

If you have questions or wish to volunteer to help with this event,

Please call Salem TCF at 5037433930. 

Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 22nd  annual 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. Started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance, this has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world of the remembrance. 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.

To help make this event even more meaningful . . .

Photos of your child can be shared at the Candle Lighting on a photo display table at the event.

If you have favorite music you would like to have included, please email


The Compassionate Friends Salem Oregon Chapter

Contact Us:

Phone: 503-743-3930

The Compassionate Friends
Salem Oregon Chapter
1115 Madison St. NE, #209

Salem, OR 97301