2016 Candle Lighting
Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is the 10th annual candle lighting sponsored by the Sacramento-Placer County Chapter of the BP/USA. Our local children will be remembered during this very beautiful and touching memorial service. Family and friends are welcome. Our theme this year is "Wings of Hope."
Here is the schedule for our Candle Lighting Service:
6:00 Doors open
6:30 Service begins
Welcome, Speakers & Music
Candles are lit
Reading of our children’s names
Slideshow of our children's photos
Words of Inspiration
Food and Fellowship
If, after reading our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), you still have questions, please email to CandleLighting2016@gmail.com or call Chris 916-768-3891.
Is there a charge to attend this event?
There is no charge to attend this event, however donations are received with gratitude to help defray costs. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and depend upon donations from people who care. Donations can be made at www.sspcc.org, and a donation basket will be available at the event.
We will have a Limited Edition 2016 Event Candle available in exchange for a donation at the Candle Lighting, as well as beautiful hand made greeting cards. Suggested donation will vary.
Photo buttons can be ordered in advance for $2 each, and magnets of your child's slide from the slide show can be ordered for $3 each.
Who is invited to attend the Candle Lighting?
This event is open to bereaved parents, their families and friends in our community. It is very meaningful when others come to provide support to those who have lost a child.
Is child care provided during the Candle Lighting
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide care for young children or babies during this event.
What are my parking options getting to the event?
Parking is plentiful and free, located directly in front of the building.
When you register, we will ask you for some important information that we will need for our printed program and the slide show tribute to our children. It's important to provide your email address and phone number in case we need to reach you for clarification of any information.
Photos for the Slide Show
We are preparing a beautiful slide show tribute to our children. It's important that you email up to 3 photoes in high pixel jpg format as soon as possible to CandleLighting2016@gmail.com. The latest we can accept photos for the slide show is December 7.
Many hours are invested in creating a very beautiful tribute, so it's important that you send us your photos as quickly as possible.
What can I bring to the event?
Please bring a framed photo of your child to display at the front of the auditorium. A nice size is 8"x10".
You are encouraged to bring your child's favorite holiday finger food to share during our refreshment time.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact us by sending an email message to CandleLighting2016@gmail.com or call Chris at 916-768-3891.
Can I update my registration information?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There is no need to bring your printed ticket with you.
Where can I find out the history of the Candle Lighting?
To learn about the history of the Worldwide Candle Lighting, click on this link: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/News_Events/Special-Events/Worldwide_Candle_Lighting.aspx. Also available, only on December 13 between the hours of 12:01 am and 12:00 pm, at www.compassionatefriends.org, will be an opportunity to send a note to your child.
I'd like to know more about the sponsor of this event.
This event is sponsored by the Sacramento-South Placer County Chapter of the Bereaved Parents of the USA. Please visit their website at www.sspcc.org.
When & Where
Sacramento-Placer County Chapter Bereaved Parents/USA.
We are affiliated with the Bereaved Parents of the USA and provide peer support to families who have lost a child. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.