Monthly Meetings
We meet the last Tuesday of each month.  Check our homepage for the dates, location and directions.
A Day With Alan - Saturday, Febrary 2, 2019
The chapter is hosting "A Day With Alan Pedersen" on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Alan is an award-winning speaker, spngwriter and recording artist.  The day starts at 10 am and includes two workshops and lunch.    
Our day will be a mixture of learning, laughing and feeling. Alan will share what he has learned on his own grief journey and from the thousands of other grievers who have shared their stories with him. The workshops will offer real tools and ideas to consider for those who are grieving and for those who work with the bereaved. Powerful music and a down to earth message are the hallmark of A Day with Alan Pedersen. 
  • Workshop 1 - “Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Grief”

Who imagined we would be walking this path, yet here we are. This workshop deals with the basics of grief and the multi-faceted changes we face mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically as we take on the challenges of processing loss. The focus will be on fully understanding our loss, how to build our own unique support system and the importance of educating ourselves.

  • Workshop 2 – “Does It Ever Get Any Better?”

Grief can leave behind a lot of unfinished emotional business. Some of us deal with guilt and regret, and other issues such as not having the opportunity to say goodbye. The second workshop will focus on things we can do and actions we can take which can bring healing and meaning into our lives.

Click here for more information and to register for this free event,  or copy this URL:

Morrissett Community Care is helping sponsor this event.
2019 Walk to Remember - April 13, 2019
The Compassionate Friends RVA will hold its annual Walk to Remember to honor the love we have for our children, siblings and grandchildren who left us too soon. Our chapter joins other chapters across the US in celebrating the lives of the family members we loved so much in life and miss so much in death.
We invite you to join us to walk to honor the memory of someone you have loved and lost, whether it's your mom, dad, grandparent, other family member, friend, coworker, neighbor, teacher, mentor, fellow church member. Our Walk to Remember is also open to all members of the community.
More info and the sign-up form will be available soon.  
TCF National Conference - July 19-21, 2019, Philadelphia, PA 
The 42nd TCF National Conference will be in held in Philadelphia, on July 19-21, 2019. “Hope Rings in Philadelphia” is the theme of next year’s event, which promises more of this year’s great National Conference experience. We’ll keep you updated with details here, on the national website as well as on our TCF/USA Facebook Page and elsewhere as they become available. Plan to come and be a part of this heartwarming experience.
Worldwide Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Past Chapter Events


Copyright 2016 by The Compassionate Friends RVA