The resurrection is a central doctrine of the Christian faith and shapes Christians’ attitudes and responses to the event of death. Death brings loss, sorrow, and grief to all. In the face of death Christians affirm with tears and joy the hope of the gospel. Christians do not bear bereavement in isolation but are sustained by the power of the Spirit and the community of faith. The church offers a ministry of love and hope to all who grieve. (Directory for Worship, Presbyterian Church U.S.A.)
Funeral or memorial services at Chapel Hill are always “witnesses to the resurrection” – that is to say, they affirm the hope of the Christian gospel and the good news to all who grieve. Practically speaking, this means that all we say and do in worship should affirm this central truth of our faith.
The death of a loved one, regardless of the circumstances, is a time of significant loss and grief, and we know that planning the details of a funeral or memorial service can be overwhelming. The leaders and staff of Chapel Hill would like to assist you in any way we can. Our pastor will provide support and comfort to families at this particular time of need, and our Deacons and Elders will make sure that all the other details of the service are taken care of. You and your family are important and the Chapel Hill Church considers it an honor to serve you in Christ’s name, and to walk with you in your time of grief.
If you would like additional information, to arrange a meeting with the pastor or to scheduling a funeral at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, please contact Rev. Andrew Florio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-229-3367.