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July 2016 Meeting moved to 3rd Thursday

  • Posted on July 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm
This month we will have our meeting on the 3rd Tuesday, July 19th.
We will meet as usual at the Sanlando United Methodist Church
on 434 in Longwood at 7PM.

Regular Meeting Time and Location

  • Posted on May 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Ladybug in Grass

The combined Orlando/Longwood Chapters Meeting is held the 2nd Tuesday of every Month. The meeting takes place at 7 PM the SanLando United Methodist Church, 1890 West State Rd. 434 – Longwood, FL  32750   The Orlando Chapter 1604 is looking for leadership that can facilitate meetings and events. If you are interested please send an email to: or

Memorial Day Picnic and Butterfly Release

  • Posted on May 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Memorial Day Picnic and Butterfly Release Memorial Service and Butterfly Release followed by our picnic and a raffle of butterfly items. There will be a special sharing table for you to bring pictures of your beloved children. What to bring: A covered dish or finger food to share and a butterfly gift for the raffle. The chapter will provide paper plates and drinks. Memorial Day May 25, 2015 11 AM promptly CENTRAL WINDS PARK 1000 EAST S.R. 434, WINTER SPRINGS 32708 Same entrance to Winter Springs High School Admittance $10.00 Per Family (One Butterfly Included) Mail Checks to: Compassionate Friends…

Tendremos una reunión especial para las familias de Pulse.

  • Posted on June 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm

El grupo “The Compassionate Friends” quiere extender sus condolencias a todas las familias y amigos de aquellos que murieron trágicamente en el club Pulse, el pasado 12 de Junio de este año. Nuestra organización es la organización más grande, mundialmente reconocida por el soporte y ayuda emocional que ofrecemos a familias que han perdido un hijo/a, nieto/a, o hermano/a, no importa la causa. Nuestros servicios son gratuitos y confidenciales.

Nuestro grupo local, The Compassionate Friends of Longwood, sirve a la comunidad de Orlando. La próxima reunión será el martes 21 de junio en Sanlando United Methodist Church a las 7 de la noche. La dirección es 1890 w state road 434, Longwood, Fl. 

Tendremos una reunión especial para las familias de Pulse, que estarán con nosotros por primera vez, y habrán personas que hablan español para ayudar a facilitar estos momentos tan difíciles.

Para información en inglés, llamar a Diane Goldsmith al 321-439-4985

Para información en español, llamar al 407-435-9748

Special meeting for the Families of the Pulse Tragedy.

  • Posted on June 13, 2016 at 10:13 pm

The Compassionate Friends wishes to extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to all of the families and friends affected by the tragic incident at Pulse night club on June 12th of 2016. Our organization is the largest in the world offering peer-to-peer grief support to families grieving the death of a child, grandchild or sibling from any cause at any age and all of our services are free.

Our local chapter, The Compassionate Friends of Longwood, serves the Greater Orlando Area. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 21st at the Sanlando United Methodist Church in 1890 W State Road 434. Longwood, FL 32750 at 7PM 

We have a special meeting for the bereaved who are with us for the 1st time and we have hispanic members who help facilitate our meetings.

For information in English, please call Diane Goldsmith at 321-439- 4985
For information in Spanish, please call Maureen Goede at 407-435-9748

What to Expect at a TCF Meeting

  • Posted on May 18, 2013 at 2:51 am
Butterfly Group

Generally, The Orlando Chapter of Compassionate Friends meets once a month from 7 to 9 pm the first Tuesday of the month. Our meetings should not be confused with counseling sessions. Participants are all bereaved parents (guardians), siblings, or grandparents who are dealing with the death of a child. We have been where you are and we continue to return to offer friendship and support through the natural grieving process after a child dies. Chapter meetings often consist of two parts, a sharing session plus a program related to bereavement after the death of a child. Some larger meetings we may…

Privacy Policy

  • Posted on May 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm
Pink Butterflies

The Compassionate Friends Inc, Orlando Chapter intends for its website to be a safe, supportive, and informative tool to benefit those who are grieving due to the death of a child. To that end, TCF wishes to be respectful of its users’ privacy while managing the realities of maintaining and developing its website. Any personally identifiable information submitted by you is kept strictly confidential and is only used by TCF Orlando to provide the information or service that you requested and. The Compassionate Friends will not sell or rent lists containing your information to any third party. TCF may disclose…

TCF Chapter Annual Candle Lighting Memorial Service

  • Posted on November 17, 2015 at 3:07 pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016 @ 6:15 PM

This is an event for each of us to remember our children, grandchildren, and siblings. The service is a celebration of their lives as well as our love for them. If you have never attended a TCF meeting or event before, we welcome and encourage you to attend this very special occasion.

For more information or to request the forms to include your loved one, e-mail us here here:

Longwood Hills Congregational Church
1255 EE Williamson Rd.
Longwood, FL 32750