Losing someone that is close to us is one of the hardest and most life changing things that we may ever have to deal with. It may be that the loss is sudden or after a long illness. Everyone experiences grief in different ways.
However we deal with it is always important to have the sort of funeral service for our loved one that says something about who they are and that will bring a bit of hope and comfort to those attending the funeral service.
The Minister is available to conduct Christian funeral services for Church members as well as those who either reside in Elderslie or whose loved one lived in Elderslie. There is never any charge for this service.
The Minister has a very good and strong working relationship with all the local funeral directors who are normally the ones who contact the Minister to let him know that a death has occured and to agree an appropriate time for the funeral service to take place – whether it be in a crematorium or a cemetery or, on occasions, in the Church itself.
Once he has been contacted the Minister will contact you directly to arrange a meeting to offer support and to find out more about your loved one so that the service is tailored to your personal needs.
He will discuss hymn choices as well as other music. He will also seek information (as much as you can give him) about your loved one.
These services are always difficult to be at but we are privileged to be able to offer this help to you at times of grief and to offer the hope of what Jesus said – "In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so I would have told you for I am going there to prepare a place for you" (John 14 verse 2).