Memorial and Funeral Services

Memorial and Funeral Services

The Celebration of Life Service  honours the life of a loved one who has died, and provides the opportunity to give thanks to God and celebrate that life.  The service also supports the family in the time of grief with the presence of  friends and neighbours, and through the words of comfort and assurance they receive.

 The Minister,  in consultation with the family, will plan a personal service, with regards to singing, scripture, remembrances, and prayers that reflects your loved one.

Pastoral care visits are available, by either the minister or the Knox Pastoral Care team, either before or following the memorial service.  Please feel comfortable to call.  Sometimes a good listener is the best gift of all and we have many caring listeners at Knox.  Also available is the support of a caring and experienced Healing Touch team.

The minister will arrange for the required staff to be present, and for the church facilities to be available on the day of the memorial.

The Fellowship Centre is available for a reception following the service.  There are no volunteer caterers within the Congregation.  The family may wish to provide volunteer servers and refreshments, or have the reception catered.  If desired, a member of the Pastoral Care team can act as a liaison for organising the reception.   Lists of caterers, and suggestions for the family are available from our church office.

 Photographs of the loved one are encouraged for the service or reception.  If a photograph is to be at the front of the church a larger size is recommended.  Guest books can be placed either in the foyer of the church or the church hall. 

Flowers should arrive at least two hours prior to the service.  They may be placed on flower stands at the front, or in the foyer.  Our church officer can assist in any of these details.

Projector and Screen rental is available if there is to be a slide show or PowerPoint presentation.

 Fees for the Service:  $1,050 (Interment of Ashes and Reception fees extra)                      

Cheques should be made out to:  Knox United Church.

 

Gifts in Memorial

There is a deep sense of gratitude for a life lived, that often moves us to express ourselves in practical ways, in honour of a loved one.  Knox has a variety of opportunities for this expression, which may be discussed if so wished.                    

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