Planning Your Loved One's Memorial or Funeral
Musician - Our Minister of Music, Miri Lee, is available for most funerals.
Flowers, Ashes, Memorabilia - Flowers are always appropriate at funerals. We have flower stands available. You may also have the ashes of the deceased present on the communion table, and/or a picture of them. Other memorabilia is also appropriate, however the Christian symbols of the cross, Christ candle, and Bible may not be removed from the communion table, nor moved from their positions.
Casket Present - The difference between the terms “funeral” and “memorial” has historically been that at a funeral, the casket is present. This is done less often in our culture, but is still entirely appropriate. Please note that you must provide a set of strong, healthy pall-bearers, as caskets must be brought up the front steps of our church.
Hostess/Host - A hostess or host will be provided for your service and/or reception. The hostwss will be here for you to make you comfortable, answer your questions, and meet your needs before, during and after the service.
AV Technician - We have a state-of-the-art sound system at Gilmore Park complete with CD players, DVD, big-screen computer projection and infra-red sound apparatus for the hearing impaired. A qualified technician will monitor the system throughout the service. Unfortunately, we cannot allow others outside our own technicians to monitor our system.
Hall Rental - Our hall is available at most times for refreshments following the service.