Tyler TCF Meeting
The Tyler meeting of TCF is held the third MONDAY of the month.
2013 Meetings in Tyler
January 21 - 6:30 p.m.
February 18 - 6:30 p.m.
March 18 - 6:30 p.m.
April 15 - 6:30 p.m.
May 20 - 6:30 p.m.
NOTICE: We are now meeting at our new location at 1901 Rickety Ln. (If you would like to donate to help pay for the costs of our new meeting place, please contact us. Any amount is greatly appreciated!)
Directions: The meeting is held on the first floor of the Omega building at the corner of Paluxy Drive and Rickety Lane.
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Jacksonville TCF Meeting
The Tyler TCF meeting is held in Jacksonville the first TUESDAY of every month at 6:30 p.m.
2013 Meetings in Jacksonville
January 1 - 6:30 p.m.
February 4 - 6:30 p.m.
March 5 - 6:30 p.m.
April 2 - 6:30 p.m.
May 7 - 6:30 p.m.
Directions: The meeting is held at Sam Smith’s office at 1401 E. Rusk, Jacksonville. If you would like more information or would like to carpool to the meeting, call Pat at (903) 570-8412 or the TCF cellphone at (903) 258-2547.
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6:30 p.m. - Meeting will begin with refreshments
followed by announcement of birthdays and anniversaries and
reading of the Credo. We will then have open discussion.
8:00 p.m. - Meeting will close by recognizing
our childrens' names. Feel free to visit after the meeting
or check out books from our library.
We extend a warm welcome to all who have attended
their first TCF meeting.
We deeply regret the circumstances that brought you to our
TCF Chapter. The Compassionate Friends is a mutual assistance,
not-for-profit, self-help organization that offers support
and understanding to families who have experienced the death
of a child. You are cordially invited to attend our monthly
meeting (always the third Monday of the month). The meeting
is open to everyone and free of charge. You are free to talk,
cry or to sit in silence; we respect the individuality of
mourning. Comments shared in the meetings remain confidential.
Our chapter is operated entirely by volunteers dedicated
to furthering the work of TCF. Your voluntary, tax-deductible
donations honor your loved one(s) in a meaningful way by enabling
us to print and mail this newsletter and meet other expenses
involved in reaching out to other grieving families (100%
of funds are used for this outreach). Donations, along with
the name of the person being honored may be sent to:
The Compassionate Friends of Tyler
P.O. Box 9714
Tyler, Texas 75711
To Our New Members
Coming to your first meeting is the hardest thing to do. But
you have nothing to lose and much to gain. Try not to judge
your first meeting as to whether or not TCF will work for
you. The second, third or fourth meeting might be the time
you will find the right person—or just the right words
spoken, that will help you in your grief work.
To Our Old Members
We need your encouragement and support. You are the string
that ties our group together and the glue that makes it stick.
Each meeting we have new parents. Think back—what would
it have been like for you if there had not been any "oldies"
to welcome you, share your grief and encourage you? It was
from them you heard, "Your pain will not always be this
bad; it really does get softer."