At the time of a person’s death, the church shares the grief for those who mourn and remembers the brevity of life on earth.
When a Christian dies, the Church normally gathers to remember that individual and to remember the promises of eternal life in the Lord. The Church may gather indoors or outdoors, formally or informally, at the Church building, or at a mortuary. A service that includes interment (the presence of the person’s remains, and their committal to a place of rest) is commonly called a “funeral.” A service that takes place without interment is commonly called a “memorial service.”
Cremation is increasingly popular as an alternative to a coffin burial in the ground. Dove of Peace has a memorial garden and columbarium where members and their families can scatter ashes or place them in a stone wall. There are modest fees charged for the use of these facilities.
Our pastor normally officiates at services for members of our congregation. In special circumstances, he may officiate at the funeral or burial of a non-member.
“If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”
FUNERALS & MEMORIAL SERVICES FAQs
When death is imminent, our pastors or member of the congregation would be honored to come and pray with you. If there is time, please call us at 520.887.5127. We will make every effort to have someone come to you.
While at the hospital or home, you will need to contact a funeral home to provide the necessary care of your loved one. There are many excellent funeral home providers in the Tucson metro area, and Dove of Peace does not endorse any one in particular. This is a very personal service and we suggest you interview and consult to make the best decision for your family. Once you have spoken with your selected funeral home, please call the church at 520.887.5127 to make us aware. From there, we will be able to start the planning of the service.
Below please find a few things you should rely on the funeral home to provide you, or give guidance on:
• Securing necessary permits and death certificates
• Cemetery choice (plot or niche space)
• Flowers or other memorial funding
• Visitation (if held at the funeral home)
• Care of the body (casket or urn)
• Obituary in the local newspaper
• Processional to cemetery (transportation)
• Guest book and other essentials for service
We want you to know you are not alone following the loss of your loved one. We are here to help provide, peace, comfort and hope in the midst of life’s pain.
How do I begin the process of planning my loved one’s service?
Dove of Peace assists families by offering support before, during and after the planning process, as well as comfort to family and friends through God’s promise of eternal life in heaven. Please contact us for more details at 520.887.5127 or email us.