Celebration of Life

Celebration of Life

“To set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”     Romans 8:6

Dying is a part of life.

But grief still takes us by surprise with its intensity and duration.  This is one of the times that a church family can really make the greatest difference.    

There is comfort to be found in good stories about those we’ve lost, and of course in the good news of Jesus Christ.   

Here at St. Andrew, we will be honored to assist in any way, from the funeral service and reception to checking on you months after the loss.  Our ministers will help to design a service that is personal, loving, and reverent.  It’s simply an honor to serve you.   

Every memorial here is different.  A Christian service of thanksgiving may involve a casket or ashes, hymns or no hymns, several tributes or just one eulogy.  A good service can evoke both laughter and tears.  What we hope to do is blend an appreciation of a very human life with God’s sacred story.     

The church and its ministers do not charge fees.  (If you would like to make a donation to the church, and provide honoraria to officiants, those would be welcome, not necessary.)  There may be fees for musicians.  Ashes of those with a relationship to St. Andrew by the Sea may be interred in the Memorial Garden, in a common urn, where their memory will be honored every year.  There is a one-time fee of $500 for interment in the Memorial Garden.   

 Please let us know how we may support you today – and in the days ahead.