Candlelighting Ceremony 2012

Posted by Williams under on Sunday Dec 9, 2012


On December 9, 2012, our chapter of TCF, the Prince William Chapter, held our annual Candlelight Service.  For those who have never been, it is a wonderful time to honor and celebrate our children, siblings, and grandchildren.  The service was about 35 minutes long.  It started at 7:00 pm and was held in the sanctuary of Manassas Presbyterian Church.  Poemsand remembrances were read aloud.  At the close of the service, the names of our loved ones was read and candles were lit from the center candle.  This was followed by a video slideshow presentation, “Our Children Remembered”.

Jennifer Malloch, TCFPW Chapter Leader:
“Welcome to the TCF Prince William Chapter’s Candle Lighting Service.  Tonight we are gathering to honor our child and all the children that have gone too soon.

On behalf of myself and the TCF Prince William chapter I want to say to all the mothers and fathers here tonight that we are joined together in a way we never thought possible.  We have lost a child, the age of our child does not matter, the cause of death of our child does not matter ALL that matters is we are mothers or fathers without our child.

I also want to welcome and thank all the family and friends that have come tonight to support us, honor our children and share their memory.

As we light our candles tonight in memory of our precious children, we also honor the memory of all children who have died. This night is a very special opportunity to share the love of our children with each other all around the world, and to remember with love the lives of those children which so enriched our own. Our wish is that this night brings some peace to you who are sore at heart, hope to you who are bereaved, and happiness to you who have reached that place where a smile is possible again.”

Address:  Manassas Presbyterian Church (MPC)

8201 Ashton Avenue
Manassas, Virginia 20109

For more information about the TCF Prince William Candle Lighting Ceremony, please contact Jennifer Malloch at

To have your loved one included in next years video presentation, please contact Shane Williams at

Shane Williams
Father of Mazzy Kaya

You can download a copy of the night’s program here.  (updated 12/16/2012)

 The 2012 Candle Lighting Ceremony video and slide show video are now available online for those who couldn’t attend!


Video Presentation: 2012 Candle Lighting Ceremony Video Slide Presentation “Our Children Remembered 2012”, 9 December 2012
Warning: Video is 10 minutes long, about 34MB in size.

Or you can watch it on the TCF Prince William Channel on Youtube here.


Video Presentation: 2012 Candle Lighting Ceremony 2012, 9 December 2012
Warning: Video is 22 minutes long, about 110MB in size.

Or you can watch it on the TCF Prince William Channel on Youtube here.

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