After a loved one’s death, we come together in community for a time of sacred sharing and memory.

What to Expect

You will meet with the minister to agree on the date and time of the service and to begin planning. The minister will get to know the family and hear memories. They will also provide a template Order of Service, suggest readings and hymns, and help coordinate participants. The minister will also coordinate the accompanist.

The Celebration of Life Team is a group of volunteers who help take care of the reception following services for UUCD Members. They provide coffee and tea. If the family desires more, the team can make suggestions about catering, flowers, and other needs. The team will set-up the space including tablecloths and dishes, optional guest book or memory tables, and coordinate deliveries.

Celebrations of Life Include:

  • Service planning with a minister
  • 3 hours use of the main building
  • Order of Service printing in full color (front & back of one page)
  • Audio-Visual support for playing slide shows
  • Video recording of the service, private link
  • Private family space in the Senghas Room
  • Pianist arranged by minister
  • Reception coordination, set-up, and clean-up (Celebration of Life Team)

Suggested Donations for Members:

  • Many families ask how to offer additional gifts to the ministers and church.
  • Donation to the church $650
  • Donation to Minister $385

Fees for Non-Members:

  • Church use and support fee $500
  • Minister fee $385
  • Musician fee $150
  • Celebration of Life Team Reception fee $TBD

Memorial Grove for UUCD Members: A memorial tile may be ordered to be placed in the Memorial Grove. The cost is $200.  Order form.