December Candle Lighting Program

In addition to our regular December meeting, we hold an annual December Candle Lighting Program to honor the memory of our children.

The entire extended family is invited to this program and families are encouraged to bring their child’s favorite dish to share in the social time afterward.

Bereaved Parents of the USA
Chicagoland Chapter

Cordially invites you to attend our
Annual Candle Lighting Observance
Program will take place on

Sunday, December 11, 2022
1st Congregational Church of Western Springs
1106 Chestnut Street, Western Springs, IL

Program 7:00 PM  ♥   Doors open 6:30 PM
2022 PDF Candlelight Form pdf
2022 MS Word Candlelight Form Word

During this observance, the name of each child will be read out loud.  If you wish to submit a photo (5×7 or smaller), your child’s picture will be shown as his or her name is read. If you have submitted a photo in the past, you must give us your permission to have the photo shown again this year. If you are unable to attend, but wish to have your child’s name read aloud, please indicate on the return form.

Refreshments and fellowship will follow the Candle Lighting Observance.  You are welcome to bring your child’s favorite treat to share. Memorial tables will be available to display your child’s picture or remembrance.

Send photos to: Bob & Carol Gordon, 7717 Williams St., Darien, IL 60561-4429, (630) 971-9472

or e-mail photos to:

Deadline for photos, 5×7 or smaller: Monday, December 5, 2022

R.S.V.P. Form for Annual Candle Lighting Observance

Please respond by Monday, December 5, 2022

Return to: Bereaved Parents USA c/o Bob & Carol Gordon, 7717 Williams St., Darien, IL 60561-4429, or

Donations to help defray costs are gratefully appreciated.

We are currently meeting monthly by Zoom along with an occasional in-person meeting. 
Contact for information and/or the Zoom invite.