“Death is swallowed up; victory is won!” 2 Corinthians 15:54
The belief that life in the risen Christ undoes even the sting of death has typified the liturgy of the Christian funeral from the earliest traditions. Thus, it is with sensitive respect for the full impact of death—its sadness and grief—that Christians dare to celebrate the funeral liturgy. Without attempting to hide the reality of death under superficial ceremony, the Service of Witness to the Resurrection invites all concerned—family, friends, pastors, musicians, and church members—to accept courageously the death of a person and to surround that death with the church’s liturgy, allowing the death and resurrection of Jesus to give Christian meaning to each death.
- All members of Southminster are encouraged to hold a service in our Sanctuary. There is no charge for any member for use of the church building.
- To schedule arrangements for a loved one, please contact the church office during office hours, or be in touch directly with Pastor TJ. You will receive more information about our policies for planning a service.