At this time of your family’s loss we are here to assist you with the immediate need of planning a service to celebrate the life of your loved one. We also will continue to be available in the weeks and months that follow by providing bereavement counseling and support as well as assistance with the many details that must be attended to after a death.
While we know that God will comfort and strengthen you through this time of loss, we as a Church, want to assist and help you cope with your loss in any way that we can and, if possible, help ease some of your pain.
The Pastor and the Director of Music will work with your family to plan a service that will honor the life and memory of your loved one. The service will also serve as a witness to Christ’s resurrection. The service will be held in the Sanctuary, or in our beautiful church garden which ever you prefer. We encourage your family to share joyful and meaningful thoughts for the message or eulogy, the selection of Scripture and hymns, and every effort will be made to incorporate them into the service. Once the plans for the service have been finalized our administrative staff will work with your family to prepare a program or bulletin for the service.
So that the Sanctuary will remain an attractive and calming place of worship, we welcome the use of flowers. Flowers will be placed by our staff and volunteers as they arrive.
Reception following the Service – arrangements can be made with the office administrator for a time of fellowship and refreshment in Scott Hall after the service. This time will help you enjoy a relaxed time of visitation and remembrance with those who have come to the Service. The administrator will help you decide on a menu and make suggestions about purchasing the items needed. The administrator will then work with the church staff to provide set-up, service and clean-up.
Plaque and Burial – For Members and Associate Members a plaque and/or burial of ashes can be added to our beautiful memorial garden.
If you desire to have memorial gifts given in lieu of flowers you should inform the Funeral Home at the time you provide information for the obituary. We will also include this information in the funeral program or bulletin.
While the family may wish to encourage giving to a specific charity, we invite you to consider Miami Beach Community Church, Inc. memorial fund. When family or friends make a memorial gift to Miami Beach Community Church, Inc.in celebration of a loved one it is written in our “Book of Remembrance”.
Our office administrator will advise the family of the fees so that informed decisions can be made.