Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and I am the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, shall live, and whoever believes in me shall never die” (John 11:25).  Death is an important part of the cycle of life.  Worship and celebration are also appropriate responses in times of loss of loved one.  These ministries help in the healing process for everyone in the human family.

Following the death of a loved one, please consult with our pastoral staff so that we might assist in planning the services to remember and celebrate the life of the dearly departed.  If the funeral or memorial service is to be held at the church, the pastor will meet with the family to finalize date, time, music, format, and other matters.  During these times of bereavement, we serve at the pleasure of the family.

Our prayer for families suffering loss is always that “the peace of God which passes all understanding will keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge of the love of God and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”

For more information, please contact our church office at (708) 335-4500.