Chapter meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church, corner of Bigger Road & Wilmington Pike, Kettering, Ohio.

Masks are optional at this time

As always, for any questions or concerns, please contact us either at our chapter phone line at 937-640-2621 or our chapter e-mail

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To view the annual Candle Lighting Videos hover over the Events/Schedule tab at the top​

The 2022 Candle Lighting will be 12/11/2022

On the last Friday of each month, beginning at 11:30, please join us for a
delicious lunch and a casual, unscripted get-together at
 Venecia Italian Restaurant, 1980 E. Whipp Rd, Kettering.

2022 Upcoming Lunch Dates:  July 29th, August 26th, September 30th, October 28th.  No Lunches in November or December.

 Our Google Calendar can also be added to your smartphone from the Website.

As always, this is a casual get-together, no RSVP is needed. For more info, call our phone line at 937-640-2621 or email us at

Welcome to the Miami Valley Chapter (Ohio) of The Compassionate Friends.

We are glad you are here, but sorry for the reason.

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families  in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child, sibling, or grandchild of ANY age and to provide information to help others be supportive. 

You need not walk alone through your grief journey.

We are The Compassionate Friends and are here to walk with you.

Please feel free to browse our website for more information about our local chapter and the National Association of The Compassionate Friends.

IT’S ALMOST HERE! Our Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony, will be held on the second Sunday in December,
the 11th, at Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church. 
Most of you know that this very special event is a world-wide Compassionate Friends memorial service!

TCF chapters in every time zone light candles at 7pm so there is an uplifting 24-hour display of candlelight all
around the globe for our children, siblings and grandchildren.
A highlight of the evening makes our chapter’s ceremony quite endearing: a slide presentation made up of
photos of our loved ones.
Live music by Danny Voris on guitar will begin at 6:30pm. Plan on arriving no later than 6:45 since we will
light our chapter candle precisely at 6:59 and begin the program at 7:00 sharp!
More information can be found here LINK to 2022 Page
And if you’d like to help with this very special evening of music, readings, the slide presentation and
fellowship, let us know by email (above) or by phone (937/640-2621) – we would love to have you be part
of the planning!

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We have also now enrolled in Amazon Smile. You can read more about that at this link: Amazon Smile

​We have enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. This is a free way for you to give back to your local TCF Chapter with every purchase you make at Kroger when you use your Kroger Plus Card. Please visit our Kroger Community Reward information page by pointing to the About Us page and then the Contribute page or you can go there directly from this link: Kroger Community Rewards