Memorial services in the Unitarian Universalist tradition allow us to celebrate the life of the person who has died. With music, eulogies, and readings that evoke the person’s presence, personality and ideas, we remember well, and hold and comfort one another in our grief.
Our minister meets with the family, and, based on memories they share, usually offers the eulogy. Family members or loved ones may also choose to offer eulogies or share memories or reflections about the person who has died. In most Unitarian Universalist memorial services, the casket is not present in the church during the service – but this is an option the family may choose. Often families hold a reception following the service in our Community Room, and our Memorial Services Assistance Team is often available to support these efforts.
There is no charge for the minister or for building use when the person who has died was an active member of the congregation. Please call the church office for more information regarding memorial services.