End of Life Care & The Burial of the Dead

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. - Philippians 1:21

For the Christian, death is not the end. Rather, death becomes the gateway to eternal life in Jesus. By his death, Jesus has destroyed death. By his rising again, we look forward in faith to joining in the resurrection of the dead.

End of Life Care

When a person is nearing death, the church should be notified. It is the privilege of the pastoral staff to shepherd Christians through this journey. This often takes the form of a visit from a pastor. During this visit, a pastor will pray for the person, remind them of the gospel of Jesus, and counsel them concerning any issues that may be troubling their conscience.

If you or your loved one is nearing death, please contact us  so that we can be with you during this time.

Burial of the Dead

The burial of a Christian is an occasion to grieve, but not without hope. We are sorrowful in the face of death, but we are joyful at the hope of resurrection in Jesus. For the Christian, the moment of death is a change and not an end. We enter into new life in Jesus.

Therefore, the Burial of the Dead looks forward in hope through the work of Jesus. It is not an occasion to eulogize the deceased, but instead an occasion to proclaim the victory of Jesus over death.

Below you will find three forms. The first form collects contact information and covers logistical details surrounding the service, the interment, and the reception. The second form has the entirety of the service provided so that you may populate preferred songs and scripture readings. The third form is a helpful exercise to collect and share memories of your loved one.