Memorial Services at First UMC

A time of loss is very difficult, but also an important opportunity for family and friends to honor memories, share love, and affirm our faith in our loving God and the promise of life eternal.  We are a loving and caring community and are sensitive to the sorrow you, your family, and friends are experiencing.

Our Pastoral Care Staff can offer support in the grieving process.  Our pastors and staff will also guide you in planning a memorial service, funeral, or graveside service.

We can assist you in working with hospice care and with a mortuary, and in planning the service.  We will help you select beautiful music, arrange for flowers, print the Order of Service, greet guests, and arrange for a reception at the church if you so choose.

Call a pastor at 310-393-8258 or be in touch with Sarah Rold in the church office.

You may also request to receive our Planning Guide: The First UMC Memorial/Funeral Planning Guide from the church office for reference now and in the future.  Advance planning is always welcome, as you share with us your favorite Scriptures and hymns.

We mourn, but not without hope, for we are people of the Resurrection!

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