Funerals

The Apostle Paul asks "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"

Death is an inevitable part of life. It always involves loss, grief, and change. It is a time when people turn to God and his church for meaning and comfort. Human beings are ritualistic creatures, and so we engage in various rites of passage throughout our lives. The funeral is the final rite of passage in which we honour and celebrate the lives of those who have died. As part of this rite of passage we pay honour to and remember the life of the one who moved.

Funerals are generally structured in two parts:

  • The first part addresses the loss we have suffered. We remember the loved one through eulogies and other acts of honour. Grandchildren may read poems; fraternal organizations may engage in their own rituals; songs may be offered in honour of the loved one. We bring forward the memories of the person to whom we are bidding farewell.

  • The second part of the funeral service focuses on Godís response to our loss. This is addressed through the proclamation of Christís promise of resurrection of eternal life. Death has no victory! Death has lost its sting!

We welcome all people who are in need of the comfort and support that our church can offer. It doesnít matter if you are a member of this congregation or if you have never attended a service, we welcome your enquiries and would consider it an honour to attend to your needs during this very difficult time.

Funeral Reception Policy

Contact our church for more information.