While Death is something with which everyone eventually deals, there are practical and spiritual aspects. As we come to that difficult and confusing time, we must deal with both parts. While there are many practical considerations that will fall to those we leave behind, by planning ahead, we can give the gift of alleviating some of the details and planning for grieving loved ones.
While this document specifically pertains to sharing your spiritual wishes and planning for funeral or memorial services, other important forms or documents, including but not limited to an Advanced Medical Directive, Living Will, Last Will and Testament, and Powers of Attorney can be completed and filed elsewhere. Arrangements for burial, inurnment, cremation, etc can be made with local funeral homes and pre-paid as an additional pre-planning gift to loved ones. Copies of any of these documents can be shared with the church, as well.
Planning your own funeral with the assistance of your loved ones and the pastoral staff and care team, and having these plans ready in a file accessible to your family, is a deeply faithful and meaningful act. It helps your family members know exactly what you want and how you want to be remembered. You may download this Funeral Planning Guide in Word or PDF format, or view it online. The completed planning documents can be emailed or sent to the church office for our records. Planning details can also be completed through an online form.
This is a starting point for your thoughts, conversation, and plans. Stephanie is happy to meet (https://stephaniesorge.appointlet.com/) and discuss all of this in greater detail.
Funeral Planning Guide Links