Funerals & Memorial Services
We believe these words of Jesus: “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25-26). Therefore, we refer to the Order of Christian Burial as “a service of witness to the resurrection.” The service is a time to remember and celebrate the life of the deceased as well as God’s everlasting love for us.
Members and their families may be memorialized at The Reformed Church. Non-members may be memorialized with permission of the senior minister.
The pastoral staff will help determine appropriate liturgy and music for funerals (for which a coffin is present) and memorial services (which does not include a coffin and may or may not include an urn). Coffins are to be closed before the service and remain closed.
Minsters are available for interments, as well, before or after the service. This may take place at a cemetery or in our outdoor columbarium overlooking Midland Ave. and Pondfield Rd., in which niches are available.
To begin arrangements for services or to inquire about purchasing a columbarium niche, please contact Executive Administrator Janice Sachtjen.