The Christian funeral is a service of worship in which God’s people witness to their faith in the hope of the Gospel, the communion of saints, the resurrection, and in which the assurance of God’s love and salvation in Christ is ministered, especially to the Christian bereaved.
A funeral or memorial service at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church is worship of the living God. The funeral is God’s way of bringing comfort to the hearts of those who mourn as Scripture is reflected upon, prayer is offered, grief is expressed, and remembrance is cherished. It is an occasion in which we celebrate life and the promise of resurrection.
The presence of family and friends at this time supports and strengthens those who mourn. The service gives voice to the community which gives thanks for the life of the one who is deceased, and learns the valuable lessons for life through death. Thus, in the Christian funeral, we gather to worship God and confess our faith in a living Savior. Though we mourn our loss and remember our loved one, our eyes are firmly fixed on Jesus, the One in whom our hope is fixed.
It is our desire that the following materials will serve as a source of information which will be a guide for what is often an overwhelming experience of making arrangements for one whom we love.
May the peace of the Lord and the assurance of God’s promise of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ be with you always.
For many of us, the time of stress and grief following the death of a loved one is compounded by the need to make funeral and cemetery arrangements in a short period of time. Because of this, pre-planning has become a thoughtful gift to ease the burden on those left behind.
Although it may not be something you have yet considered, establishing a permanent resting place and memorial location is important not only for the deceased, but also for friends, family and for generations to come. In an era when people might call many different cities “home” over a lifetime, it can be difficult to choose a location that is poignant and meaningful.
In response to these needs, inurnment in the White’s Chapel Columbarium and Memorial Garden provides members of White’s Chapel and their families the opportunity to choose the shadow of the church, which has been central to their lives, as their final resting place. The church is a source of peace and support throughout all stages of our lives, and we pray that this beautiful, spiritually powerful memorial will serve as a wonderful location for friends and family to gather in remembrance and reflection long into the future.
Please complete these forms and return them to our office.
Because of the nature of how these forms need to be completed and processed, we do not currently offer payment and registration online.
Please contact Dianne Will who can answer your questions and help through the application process.
We want to be there in your times of need and in your times of celebration. By offering classes and events, our dedicated staff seeks to continue to support you.
At a funeral or memorial service here, we seek to worship the living God – for God to continue to bring comfort those mourning. We have materials available to help you maneuver this difficult time.
Taking care of your mind, soul and body is important to us! We offer many exercise classes such as Stretch & Strengthen or Chair Yoga, as well as give you the chance to help others through donating blood or receiving a flu shot.
To provide affordable professional counseling services to church members, visitors and the community within a Christian environment.
There are a variety of groups that meet on campus that serve the community.
Stephen Ministry (One-on-One Care) is a Christian service with a strong focus on God’s love and spiritual encouragement.
Chandler’s Hope is a ministry that brings awareness and answers to questions of what to do, where to go, and who to turn to when faced with addiction.