Funerals and Memorials

During difficult times of loss, the United Church of Santa Fe offers a variety of resources. We seek to walk with you – even through the valley of the shadow of death – offering support, guidance and Christ’s love.

If you are planning a funeral or a memorial service, the following information may be helpful to you. Our pastor and our Congregational Care Team stand ready to offer support and guidance at any stage of the journey – anticipating the end of life, at the time of death, or during a time of bereavement and grief.

Funeral services (where the body is present) and memorial services (where the body is not present) provide an opportunity to give thanks for the life of the person who has died, to offer this loved one to God’s eternal care and keeping, and to proclaim again God’s promise that death will not have the last word. These services typically include words of remembrance, pastoral words, scripture readings, prayers and hymns. Our pastors will be glad to work with you to plan a funeral or memorial service that suits your loved one. In addition to the service, the Parish Life Team of United Church can host a reception after the service in the church’s Community Room.

Please call the Office Administrator (505) 988-3295 for more information about funerals, memorial services, and support in times of loss and grief.

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