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Funerals & Columbarium

When a loved one dies, the church’s role is to walk alongside you to provide spiritual and practical guidance. Please notify us of the death by contacting Nicole Wood.

Our booklet, Grief Care: Your Journey to Hope can be a helpful resource during this trying time.

Planning a Service

While funerals and memorial services acknowledge grief, our focus is celebrating the deceased's life, legacy, and new life in Christ. Our goal is to combine the joy that accompanies fond memories and the hope we have because of God's promise of eternal life. 

If you wish to schedule a funeral or memorial service, contact Nicole Wood. We will work with you and the funeral home to establish a date and time for the service at the church, funeral home, or the graveside. Before the service, family members meet with a pastor to plan the service, including hymns, scripture passages, or other elements that will make the service more personal for the family.

Some people opt to plan their funeral or memorial service before they die. If you do, please make sure your family is aware of your wishes. A pastor will be glad to talk with you about pre-planning your funeral if desired.

Columbarium

Members of the church and their immediate family may wish to consider our columbarium, a beautiful open-air structure on the church grounds overlooking Lake Morton. Composed of niches that contain cremated remains, each niche includes a bronze name plaque with the deceased's name, birth year, and year of death. Interment can be done before or after a memorial service or at a separate time. For information about the columbarium, contact Maggie Trask.

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