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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.

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

Dear Compassionate Friends,

Our local Miami Valley Chapter of the Compassionate Friends participates in the Worldwide Candle Lighting that occurs each year on the 2nd Sunday in December. Although this year offers new challenges, we hope you will join us virtually on Sunday December 13th beginning promptly at 7pm!

A Highlight of this year’s program will be the memorial slide presentation of our children’s photos along with a reading of each of our loved one’s names offering time for you to light your own memorial candle in your home.  

To participate, either submit a photo of your child (JPEG format please) to our chapter email at miamivalleytcf@gmail.com OR send an actual photo to our mailing address found at the top of this page OR bring a photo to the October chapter meeting.  Please also include his/her full name as you would like it read.

DEADLINE FOR PHOTOS IS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21st!

NOTE:  If you have attended one of our Candle Lighting programs in the past few years, your child’s photo and name will continue to be included.  For confirmation or any other questions, please e-mail us.

Miami Valley Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, Leadership Team
email: miamivalleytcf@gmail.com.

​​There is important information available via the link below!!!

!Please visit the 2020 Virtual Candle Lighting Page for more details!

Please plan on joining us on the second Sunday of December for The Compassionate Friends annual Worldwide Candle Lighting! 

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

As part of the event, we create a lovely slide presentation of our children's photos. Please submit your loved one's photo to our e-mail address no later than October 21st to be included. If you have trouble with e-mail please call us at 937-640-2621 for assistance.
Sunday, 12/13/2020 at 7pm
Location will be virtual this year. More details to follow

Monthly Luncheon Notice

Future lunches will be held at Jimmy's Italian Kitchen located at 3002 Woodman Dr, Kettering, OH 45420 from 11:30 AM - 1 PM for the remainder of the outdoor dining season. These are held on the last Friday of every month.

As the summer progresses we will keep you updated via the website, email and you can also monitor the Google Calendar on the Events/Schedule tab above or by contacting us at 937-640-2621 or miamivalleytcf@gmail.com

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**In Person Meetings will resume in July!**

Compassionate Friends,

We are excited to announce that we will be resuming in person meetings with our July meeting.  For this meeting, we will welcome a guest speaker, Karen Carter, who will talk with us about her journey following the death of her daughter, Caroline.  Please make plans to join us at 7pm on July 15th for this very special event.

The Church has provided us with the following guidelines for our meeting:

  • We will meet in the sanctuary with socially distanced seating in the pews.
  • All attendees are requested to wear masks if possible.

Unfortunately, we must suspend having drinks and snacks at our meetings for now.  Feel free to bring your own drink if you wish.

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 miamivalleytcf@gmail.com.