Ministers take holidays and study leave. Sometimes ministers are sick. Sometimes a congregation has no regularly settled/called minister. Unfortunately death doesn't recognize these times. As part of the body of Christ we are called to offer support and healing during the times of mourning. But who will do the funeral when the "regular" minister isn't available?
The answer: anybody can! Unlike say weddings or baptisms, funerals can be led by anyone chosen by the family. But most of us would want some orientation and preparation before offering to do such a thing. On May 5th and 6th Riverview is hosting an educational event for laypersons interested in offering leadership for funerals. We will begin at 7pm on the Friday and finish by 3:30 on Saturday afternoon.
We will arrange Billets if so desired. Registration is $25.
If you have any questions please contact us.