Funerals, Memorials and Grief Support

Planning a Memorial Service Planning a funeral is an emotional experience. Here’s a sample order to help you get your thoughts together. Private prayer with family. Leave time before the service to meet privately as a family. Have a pastor or leader pray for strength...
5 Things to Do When a Loved One Dies

5 Things to Do When a Loved One Dies

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is confusing and disorienting. Use these five simple steps as a guide for moving forward. 1. Talk with a Pastor If you’re connected to a local church, reach out to a pastor or ministry leader for help. They can pray with you and...

Understanding the Stages of Grief

  The stages of grief were first identified by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying (Macmillan, 1991).  We grieve all losses in our lives at some level. Sometimes the process moves quickly. In other cases, the grieving process moves slowly...