Funerals and Memorials

Alberni Valley United Church would like to be of help in your time of loss, by supporting you and your family in your grieving, and by assisting with arrangements that involve the church and its facilities. Our minister is available to be with you -- to listen, to pray, to simply be present, and to bear witness to the love of God in our living and in our dying.

Our minister and our funeral coordinator are available to help in planning a service. A funeral service (with body and coffin present) or a memorial service (with or without cremated remains present) is an important way in which to honour your loved one and to help family and friends acknowledge their loss. Our minister will help you put together a worship service, discussing the eulogy or words of remembrance, Scripture readings, music and prayers, and other aspects of the service. Our Pastoral Care Team will help you by organizing a memorial tea, should you find this supportive and helpful. You do not have to be part of our church community. Please contact our Church Office for further information.