our September, October & November meetings will be 
 in-person at St. Matthias' Episcopal Church
our December meeting will be via Zoom 
  
Offering Understanding, Friendship and Hope to Bereaved Families
We are sorry for the reason you are here, but we are glad you have found us. The Compassionate Friends RVA is for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents. Our purpose is to provide a safe place to share our experiences with each other so we can learn healthy ways to deal with our loss and to figure out how to integrate this new reality into our lives. While our lives have been forever changed, we have learned that that it is possible to have joy again – although it may not seem like it right now. We are here to offer you hope that things do get better.

 
"The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again."
 
Simon Stephens, founder of The Compassionate Friends

 
Click on map to get directions
 
we decide each month whether we will meet in person or via Zoom
 
WHEN we meeting in-person, it's at:
St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church
11300 W. Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
 
two stoplights north of Robious
enter church parking lot off of Big Oak Ln
 we meet in Morrison Hall  
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      Chapter Phone: (804) 458-9000
    
Chapter email:
     
Chapter website:      http://www.compassionatefriendsrva.org 
       
 
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) national: http://www.compassionatefriends.org/ 
Next Meeting
September 27th 
7 pm
we'll be meeting in-person at St. Matthias' Episcopal Church 
 
  in-person meetings:
September 27
October 25
November 29
 
Zoom meeting: 
December 27
 

Save the Date: 

Candlelight Service
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 7 pm 
 
Brochure: Click here for a chapter brochure. 
 
 
We Light This Candle
Click here to view the slideshow from our 2021 candle light service 
 
 
Rising Together in Grief and Hope
A Virtual Event with David Kessler
Click here to watch
 
  
Next Steering Committee Meeting:
TBD 
Let us know if you'd like to attend and learn about volunteering

 

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