Johnson County TCF Meetings

The Johnson County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets on the second Thursday of each month. The main meeting for parents and grandparents is at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor Room.  The Bereaved Sibling meeting is at 7:00 p.m. in Building B, Room B257.  Both meetings are at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66224.

High school and older siblings are welcome.  We regret that younger siblings cannot attend.

Our sibling group is led by Jina Lindsay. For more information, about the sibling group, contact

You may attend either the main meeting or the sibling meeting.

Topics for upcoming 2024 meetings

April 11Sibling Panel led by Jina
May 9How Grief Affects the Body: It’s not just emotional
June 13Who am I Now that my child has died? Or, Who am I now after my only child or all my children have died?
July 11What should I do with my child’s things, now that they are gone?
Aug 8Arlene will lead a session on how to preserve memories and pictures and will share online resources such as Facebook.
Sept 12What Gives Me Hope?
Oct 10Dennis’ sister Jia will lead an art session with TCF providing the art supplies.
Nov 14How to Deal with the coming Holidays
Dec 12Open Meeting

Note The world-wide TCF candle lighting will be Dec. 8, 2024

You may bring snacks to share if you want to. Some people bring baked goods in memory of a birthday or death day of your loved one.

Here’s how to find the Parlor Room.  Use this entrance:

Here’s how to find Room B257.

You may also join via Zoom. Use the contact form to be emailed the link to join online.

Inclement weather: We follow the Blue Valley School District.  If BVSD is closed we won’t have an in-person meeting but there will still be a Zoom meeting.  Check for the status of the BVSD.

LIBRARY:  We have several books and pamphlets that we bring to the monthly meetings. All are free and the library is on the honor system. You don’t need to check a book out to borrow it. And if you have a book you’d like to share, please donate it to our library.

To find out more about Compassionate Friends call (913) 712-4416 or email

Other TCF chapters in our area

These other meetings may also be virtual only.  

Get in touch with the contacts listed for more information.

The Kansas City Chapter – Kansas City, MO

4th Tuesday, 7:00 pm
St. Joseph Medical Center (Community Center – Abell Lorenz Room)
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City MO 64114
Barbara (816) 229-2640
 (816) 365-3999

Wyandotte County Chapter – Kansas City, KS

1st Tuesday, 7:00 pm
Eisenhower Recreation Center
2901 North 72nd Street
Kansas City Kansas 66109
 Richard: (913)-238-1890
 Marlene: (913) 238-8348

Eastern Jackson County Chapter – Independence, MO

3rd Thursday of each month 7:30 pm
Walnut Gardens Community of Christ Church
19201 East R D Mize Road
Independence Missouri 64057
(816) 229-2640

TCF of North Metro – Liberty, MO

2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
1600 N State Route 291
Liberty Missouri 64068
Michele (816) 436-5034 or Cindy (816) 296-3667

TCF of Douglas CountyLawrence, KS

2nd Monday, 7:00 pm
Unity Church of Lawrence
900 Madeline Ln
Lawrence, KS 66049
 Sarah: (785) 840-5349
 Diana: (816) 223-0725