Memorials and Funerals

Funerals, Memorials and Grief Support

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Memorials and Funerals | 0 comments

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 and comfort during the service and in the months ahead. Public opening words and prayer. Have the pastor or leader open the service with some words to frame the event, thanking people for coming and reminding everyone of the hope we have through Christ. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those...

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5 Things to Do When a Loved One Dies

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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 answer some of your questions about death and grieving. And they can use the resources on this page to give you guidance in the days ahead. 2. Designate a “Planner” Planning for a funeral is time-consuming and emotional. We recommend designating a “planner” from among your friends or family – someone who is willing to take the...

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