If you want a PDF copy of this years program you can download that here

Adam Sommerhause  
Adele Schlamersdorf    
Alex Myers        
Alex Wood
Amanda Brooke Worley
Amy Webeck 
Andrew Haas
Ashley Matheson 
Ashley M. Wormsby    
Austin Siler
Austin Singletary 
Bianca Tala Bepler     
Brad Miller     
Brett Hobbs 
Robert Hughes     
Bryan David Holl 
Brittane Henderson
Brooklyn VanSkoyck
Cameron & Keaton Schneider
Caresse Amber Crotty
Carter Kelb 
Chad Gibson    
Chris Mason 
Corey Andrew Richards
Nathan Davidson        
Cortney Rogers
Courtney Trent-Daley        
Dalton Fletcher
Garrett McCullough
Darlene Whitman Armitage
David Allbery    
Danny Allbery        
Kathy Sabia
David Knowles     
David McKinniss
David Michael Jennings
David Vantrease     
Donnie Grzywinski 
Matthew Pratt
Elizabeth Ann Fargey    
Erin M. Quigley 
Doug Brunner        
Evan Rey Henry-Singleton
Frank Elliott Paxson
Graeson Riley Rutman
Gwendolyn Mooney
Heather Marie Daniels 
Jacob & Ryan Knapke 
Jaxxen Baker 
Jessica Black 

THANK YOU to Matt Silver of Fractured Light Photo Video 937-361-0471 for creating this beautiful program.  

The Compassionate Friends Annual Candle Lighting!

On the 2nd Sunday in December, The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of our beloved children, siblings and grandchildren gone too soon. As candles are lit at 7pm local time, thousands of people honor the memory of all our children who have died. Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting in the world, this annual event creates a virtual 24 hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone.
Our chapter participates in this event each year uniting families and friends everywhere with a beautiful program of music, readings and lighting candles to honor the memories of our children, siblings and grandchildren.
Although this year we cannot physically be together, we invite you to join us virtually on Sunday, December 13th, beginning promptly at 6:59 as we celebrate our loved ones who have left us too soon. As part of this year’s program, please gather a candle and match so you may light your own candle as your loved one’s name is read. As always, a highlight of the program will be the beautiful video of our children’s pictures.

Our chapter participates in this event uniting families and friends everywhere with a beautiful program of music, readings, and lighting candles to honor the memories of our children, siblings and grandchildren. 

Sunday, 12/13/2020 at 7pm

We create a lovely slide presentation of our children’s photos for the program:

Candle Lighting Remembrance Ceremony

December 13, 2020 7:00 PM

Introduction & Welcome     

World Wide Candle Lighting 

Reading: “Four Candles” 

Song/video: “Tonight I Hold This Candle”  

Reading of Names 

Memorial Handbell  

Song/video: “Precious Child”  

Reading: “For Both of us” by Sasha Wagner      

Memorial Video

Reading: “The Compassionate Friends Credo” 

Closing Comments     

Moment of Reflection  

Candle Lighting Remembrance C

December 13, 2020 7:00 PM

Richard Miller

Candle Lighted by Dolly Brunner

Brigitte Black (Candles Lighted by Dolly Brunner)

by Alan Pedersen 

Mary  Miller and Deanna McGrath

Kathy Beaty

by Karen Taylor–Good

Yolanda Pegg

Karen Brown

Richard Miller

Moment of Reflection  

Jessica Laycox        
Jimmy Blanton II
Jonathon Reiff
Joseph Fernandez
Joseph Walling 
Scott Matthew Walling 
Justin Lucas Niswonger
Justin Ratliff 
Linda Ratliff 
Justin Whitt 
Justus Posey
Kalman Kolotkin-Harlow
Karen Hendrickson
Ke’Andrae Thomas
Keith Richard Grimme 
Kelli Withrow 
Kevin Arnett 
Andrew Zachary Arnett 
Kyle Lister
Lana Knorr
Makayla Leilani Rhiner
Mark Wenclewicz
Marcus Bowling    
Mary Taulbee
Matthew K. Schleich
Melodey Chandler 
Michael Jacob McGrath
Molly Beth Louis    
Nathan Darr    
Nathan Griffith
Rachael Jones
Rachel Abigail Ramsey    
Rashad Lateef Burnley     
Rob Kaminski
Ronnie Bowers 
Ryan Beaty
Ryan Gilhooly 
Sarah Renee’ Rhoads
Scott Freiberger
Shane English II
Shannon Keith Mason 
Shelby McMahan         
Sherena Richter    
Stephanie Clark    
Susan Sharp Crago
Tera Davis
Theodore Clark Nelson 
Thomas Joseph “TJ” Dingler
Christian Alfonso 
Trent Weiss    
Trishia White    
Zack Schaeffer