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The Compassionate Friends

What is The Compassionate Friends support group?

The Compassionate Friends support group allows bereaving parents and family members to heal together through life's challenges. 

***Due to COVID-19, TCF meetings are currently held online until further notice. Meetings still take place every Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Please email tabbathal@wtcg.us for information to attend the next meeting.

***Meetings will be held on Tuesdays (instead of Thursdays) effective 6/9/20!

The Compassionate Friends meetings are held every Tuesday at 6:30 PM in
the Harmony Room at First United Methodist Church meeting room, 37 E. Beauregard Ave.
(Please enter through the doors on the second level of the parking garage
of the Cactus Hotel and then take the elevator or stairs to the third floor.)

For more information about The Compassionate Friends, contact Tabbatha Lenard at tabbathal@wtcg.us or call (325) 486-TALK.


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”