Walking through the death of someone close to you is difficult. Grief and lament are such tender places for everyone. We make our church facilities available to members and regular attenders of MVC for times such as this. We know that planning the details of a funeral can be overwhelming, and we would like to assist you in any way we can. If you would like to arrange to have a funeral at MVC, please contact Pastor Nancy Rapp.
Details To Consider When Planning A Funeral
Location and Pastor to Officiate
We try to make our facility available to attenders of MVC for times such as this, but because we share our space with partner organizations, we have limited availability. Please call the church office at (209) 534-4935 or email for more information regarding booking the facility or having a Pastor from our staff officiate.
You may bring instrumentalists and vocalists in for your service, but they are not provided by the church. You may also use music on a CD or flash drive. If you choose to have a congregational hymn, we can have the words available for you.
If a staff member is not available during your service, there is a charge for technical support.
A program will be provided for the service at no charge to you. We will ask for any information you would like included.
You will need to arrange for flowers for the funeral. Afterward, you may take the floral arrangements home or give them to family members. No flowers may be left at the church.
We will provide a light lunch or refreshments for members or attenders involved in community life here at MVC. Families may also choose to provide their own food or have catering.
A private room will be provided for you and your family the day of the service.
Suggested Order of the Service
- Music (background music before service: CD, flash drive or piano)
- Opening Prayer (Pastor/family/friend)
- Song (optional)
- Eulogy (family/friend)
- Life in Pictures (slide show)
- Scripture (Pastor/family/friend)
- Message (Pastor)
- Song (optional)
- Closing/Benediction (Pastor)
- Music (optional)