Compassionate Friends meeting

Long’s Chapel UMC
133 Old Clyde Road, Clyde
Sep 26, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to an informal meeting Thursday, Sept. 26 in Clyde with the intent of eventually establishing a local chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child.

The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Long’s Chapel UMC, located at 133 Old Clyde Road, in Room 102/5 across from the fellowship hall.

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Today, more than 640 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico offer friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents during the natural grieving process after a child has died. The nearest chapters to Haywood County are in Hendersonville and Brevard.

For more information, call John at 400-6480. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at