Funerals / Memorials

Colebrook United Church Vision Statement:
Colebrook United Church is a caring, serving community, faithfully journeying and trusting in the mystery that is God, seeking joy, peace and justice for all.

Colebrook United Church, as a welcoming and inclusive church, is available to any family requiring assistance during a time of bereavement, including members of Colebrook United Church, their extended families and members of the wider community.  A funeral service conducted by the minister will be in the tradition of the United Church of Canada.  However, ministry personnel will consider special requests for the service to include other content or music.


When a request to conduct a funeral or memorial service is received, the minister will arrange to meet with the family to discuss details of the service. At that time, information can be gathered to prepare prayers, music and scripture selections and the minister and the family together can discuss how the remembrances and/or eulogy will take place.

An order of service may include:
Greeting
C
all to worship
Prayers
Hymns/Special music
Tribute/Eulogy
Scripture Readings
Meditation

The minister of Colebrook United Church will perform all funeral and memorial services, and will contact the family with respect to all matters relating to the service.
The organist of Colebrook United Church will play at funeral or memorial services if available.  Other requests may be made through the Worship Ministry.
Many families request information regarding the costs associated with funeral and memorial services. The following is given as a guide; however, the church is always willing to help families at this special time.

A minimum payment of $525.00, payable to Colebrook United Church, is suggested for a funeral or memorial service.  This would include the following:
Sanctuary
Minister
Organist

For a reception following a funeral or a memorial service, facility rental costs are:
Hall             $125.00 (two hrs)
Lounge        $  50.00 (two hrs, max 20 persons)

Additional time for a reception can be arranged.
If requested, the church will provide tea and coffee at no cost.
Cheques are payable to Colebrook United Church.