WELCOME TO THE FREDERICKSBURG CHAPTER OF THE COMPASSIONATE FRIEND'S WEBSITE
The Compassionate Friends is an international self-help, mutual-support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings of children
who have died from any cause and at any age.
National Office of
FREDERICKSBURG CHAPTER IN-PERSON
NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Redeemer Lutheran Church
5120 Harrison Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
In Fellowship Hall
NEW TIME 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Chapter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Phone: 540-220-4325
Chapter Leader: Kathie Kelly
NEW MAILING ADDRESS
6001 Potomac Drive
King George, VA 22485
TCF’s Credo was revised in 2007 to be all-inclusive of the membership. Previously there was a Sibling Credo which no longer exists and has been renamed “Siblings Walking Together.” It can be found on the “About Us” page of the public website. Please be certain that your chapter newsletter, website, and other materials use the current credo.
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS CREDO
We need not walk alone. We are The Compassionate Friends. We reach out to each other with love, with understanding, and with hope. The children we mourn have died at all ages and from many different causes, but our love for them unites us. Your pain becomes my pain, just as your hope becomes my hope. We come together from all walks of life, from many different circumstances. We are a unique family because we represent many races, creeds, and relationships. We are young, and we are old. Some of us are far along in our grief, but others still feel a grief so fresh and so intensely painful that they feel helpless and see no hope. Some of us have found our faith to be a source of strength, while some of us are struggling to find answers. Some of us are angry, filled with guilt or in deep depression, while others radiate an inner peace. But whatever pain we bring to this gathering of The Compassionate Friends, it is pain we will share, just as we share with each other our love for the children who have died. We are all seeking and struggling to build a future for ourselves, but we are committed to building a future together. We reach out to each other in love to share the pain as well as the joy, share the anger as well as the peace, share the faith as well as the doubts, and help each other to grieve as well as to grow. We Need Not Walk Alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.
©2016 The Compassionate Friends
This site maintained by Kathie Kelly in memory of her son, Kevin Robert Kelly
THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO ALL OF OUR CHILDREN WHO DIED TOO SOON