Funerals and Memorial Services

The Clergy of Trinity Church are available to officiate at funerals or memorial services. Our clergy and church will serve any family in the community; it is not necessary to be a member of this church or this denomination.  The service is conducted in the American Baptist or United Church of Christ traditions.

What is the difference between a funeral service and a memorial service?

Both services focus primarily on the worship of God, specifically our hope and joy in the resurrection of God’s Son Jesus Christ.  Secondarily, they call for a celebration of life (or an honoring or remembering) of the one who has died.  Such services may be held in the Sanctuary or in the funeral home.  Usually if the person who dies or their family members are active in church, the Sanctuary is the preferred location.  In a funeral, the body in a coffin (or ashes in an urn) is present in front of the cross. In a memorial service, the body (or ashes) has already been buried, or is in another location awaiting burial.

For more information, contact the church office.