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"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life." Romans 6:3-4

The death of a friend or loved one is one of the times in our lives when we are desperately hungry to hear the proclamation of the hope that we share in Jesus. The Pastor and the members of Covenant are ready to do whatever we can to help people through this difficult time of life.

Providing care for the bereaved is part of the mission of our congregation and is available to all of God's people, regardless of membership or affiliation with Covenant.

Plans for funerals, for members or guests, should be made in consultation with one of our pastors as early as possible. Whether the funeral will be held at Covenant, a funeral home or at graveside, the time will be set in cooperation with the family, the pastor, and the funeral director. The time should never be set until its suitability has been confirmed by the church office.

Funerals for guests normally will be conducted in a funeral home or at graveside. There are circumstances, at the discretion of the pastor, in which funerals for guests might be held at Covenant. The fees for such funerals are the same as for weddings (click on Weddings for fees). The Director of Music or Pianist will normally play for funerals at the church.

All variations and arrangements not covered by these guidelines will be at the discretion of, and with the approval of, the pastor.

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