"For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
-- Romans 8:38-39
Anchored in strong faith, a funeral service at First Presbyterian Church is always a witness to the resurrection. At the same time that we celebrate the life of the deceased and the everlasting life to be found in Christ after death, we seek to comfort those who mourn. We give thanks for the life of the departed, and reassure everyone in attendance of God's eternal promises.
The service may be conducted with or without the presence of the casket or urn. If a casket is present, it will be closed before the service and covered with a pall.
Our bereavement meal committee traditionally prepares a meal for the family before the service. This is helpful for visiting family members and other out-of-town visitors and gives them time to find the church, secure a parking place in our parking lot, and then have time to visit with each other before the service.
Family visitation can take place both before and after the service in the Lisa Ham Gathering Space, where beverages and simple refreshments may be provided.
For More Information
If you desire more information about any of the above, contact Sharyl Monkovich at the church office
at (919) 821-5750.