Funeral Services at Central Presbyterian Church
Guidelines for Funeral and Memorial Services
The resurrection is a central doctrine of the Christian faith and shapes Christians’ attitudes and responses to the event of death. Death brings loss, sorrow, and grief to all. In the face of death, Christians do not bear bereavement in isolation but are sustained by the power of the Holy Spirit and the community of faith.
The Church offers a ministry of love and hope to all who grieve. As this is the basis of a Christian funeral defined by the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., the Session of Central Presbyterian has set forth a policy on funeral/memorial services which occur at the church.
It is expected that primary arrangements will be made with one of Central Presbyterian’s pastors. Church members are encouraged to use the church for funeral/memorial services. Just as we are baptized by God in church and have been nourished by God through the church, so it is wholly appropriate that thanksgiving to God for our lives should be offered in church.
Our complete Funeral and Memorial Service Policy is available for review.