The time of death can be one of the most difficult experiences for all of us. We are very sensitive to the many emotions involved and are well aware of the many decisions about a service which must be made in a short time. We will help you walk through the valley of the shadows with compassion and an awareness of God’s continuing presence.
When death is anticipated or experienced, call the Church to speak with the minister. This is also an opportunity to discuss the day, time, and place for the service. This is done in conjunction with the funeral home you are using. The minister will then arrange a meeting with the family to discuss details of the service.
Our pastor is ready to offer support and guidance at any stage of the journey—anticipating the end of life, at the time of death, or during a time of grief and bereavement.
Funeral services (where the body is present) and memorial services (where the body is not present) provide an opportunity to give thanks for the life of the person who has died, to offer this loved one to God’s eternal care and keeping, and to proclaim again God’s promise that death does not have the last word. These services include prayers, scripture readings, words of remembrance (done by a family member or friend), pastoral reflection, and hymns. This service can be held at our church, the funeral home or at the cemetery. Our pastor will be glad to work with you to plan a funeral or memorial service that helps you on this sacred journey of life.