What is the purpose of a Christian funeral service?

The Christian funeral service is a service of worship. The service is about the hope believers have in Christ and the proclamation of the Christian hope of resurrection, which serves as a comfort to those left behind. It is also a moment when family, friends, and the community reflect on the life and legacy of the deceased.

End of Life Care

Having to bear the brunt of losing a family member is an inevitable reality that should never be met alone. Here at Union Baptist Church, we believe it is our sacred responsibility as your spiritual family to comfort and provide congregational care to you during your moment of loss. Our UBC staff will come alongside you during this season of bereavement and offer you support, prayer, and encouragement—as our solemn pastoral duty.

Three Steps to Plan a Funeral:

1) Notify the church of the death.

2) Schedule a meeting with the funeral home, but do not publicize a date for the service until it has been confirmed by the church office. 

3) Schedule a Planning Meeting with the church office.  This meeting is very important.  We will plan the music, review the order of service, and discuss personal details for the service. 

Funeral Request Form