Racial Justice Resources

Online Memorial Services

Sadly, a loved one has died, and the phone calls begin: “What are we going to do about a funeral?” During this pandemic, the logical answer is to postpone it. But that does not take care of emotional needs right now. Fortunately, in our tradition, anyone can conduct a funeral or memorial service. So, there is no right or wrong way to lead them. We do not have a prescribed liturgy for any service so that the leader has the freedom to offer what is needed by the people. Here are some Biblical background and suggestions for making online memorials meaningful.