Funeral Homes For Those Of The Christian Faith
The Christian Burial & Cremation Society is represented by your area's most trusted and affordable local funeral home. Their highly acclaimed staff of Professional Remembrance Planners are experts in all aspects of Christian funeral traditions and are trained to help guide you and give direction in making the decisions that will meet your needs before, during and after a death. They work closely with clergy from all Christian denominations as well as local Churches representing all Christian Faiths. Every exclusive funeral home provider for the Christian Burial & Cremation Society is committed to offering a wide selection of burial, cremation and remembrance options.
The Christian funeral service focuses mainly on the deceased entry into Heaven and God's ability to give the grieving strength to cope with their recent loss. The Christian funeral celebrates the faith of the deceased and Christ's victory over death and suffering.
Planning your Christian funeral in advance is a valuable gift that begins by becoming a Free Member of the Christian Burial & Cremation Society. It's the first step in easing the emotional and financial burden from the shoulders of your family. Creating your Remembrance Plan gives you the opportunity to consider alternatives concerning your final arrangements on your own terms and provides you peace of mind in knowing that your affairs are in order and your wishes will be fulfilled.
We spend a lifetime planning for the precious moments in our lives: birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries and of course, our retirement. But there is one event that we tend not to plan for yet it’s guaranteed to happen...our funeral. Your local Christian Burial & Cremation Society funeral home provider works with a leader in the financial services sector who provides safe, stable and sound solutions for the funeral industry. The funds are placed in an insurance policy, trust, or an annuity.
Like all Christian worship, the funeral has both a vertical and a horizontal dimension. Taking a phrase from an old sacramental form, we attend a funeral to "remember and believe." At the funeral we want and need to remember. Funerals throb with very human emotions and ought to both reflect them & minister to them. Funerals are, therefore, public rituals in which grief is expressed, precious memories are rehearsed, and lifetimes are remembered.
What We Believe
When someone we love dies, our response as Christians emerges, at least in part, out of our faith. We believe that God is the creator and giver of all life, and that death is, in some sense, an intrusion into the goodness of God's creation. We also believe that Christ redeems us from sin and death by his cross and resurrection, and that therefore death ushers us into fuller life. The funeral affirms and celebrates these bracing realities of faith even under the shadow of death.
Why We Believe
At the funeral we want and need to believe. We listen to the death-defying words of Scripture, we sing of God's grace and of Christ's victory, and we place our loved one's life in God's loving arms. A well-done funeral service will enable people to experience and express their grief and to remember their loved one, while, at the same time, pointing them to God for hope and comfort. However, funerals fail precisely when they lean too much in one direction or the other.