Memorials and funerals are among the most important events in a family’s history. Decisions made at a time of grief and loss have the ability to bring everyone closer for all time, as well as to assuage each one’s individual grief. We seek to create a service that is personal, tender, uplifting and only exactly as you wish.
A warm, skilled and caring celebrant will talk or meet with the loved ones to discuss ideas and plans for a personal and appropriate service. Resources are shared as well as stories and information about the deceased so the ceremony can be as intimate as is wished.
The ceremony is created with a shared process, including the participation of loved ones.
Family and friends gather in a caring and comforting setting and together share in a spiritually appropriate, carefully created service conducted by the celebrant. Celebrating the life and honoring the memory of the deceased while not denying the sorrow of the occasion can be heartening and significant.
We truly believe that even in the face of deep loss, a beautiful memorial service can help make it possible to step into life caring even more genuinely about one other in tribute to the memory of our deceased loved one. Journeys of the Heart celebrants are adept and guiding you through this wonderful process and service with kindness, compassion and care.
Funerals and Memorials
Services in-person may be held in a variety of spaces; a church, funeral home, graveside, a banquet facility, outdoor park, private residence or any other venue of your choosing.
Virtual Memorial Services
During the past few years, many families have found that holding a service virtually offers the ability to gather and celebrate loved ones in a meaningful, as well as a safe and practical way. Traditional and non-traditional elements may still be included.
Working closely together, we will custom create and personally facilitate a ceremony to honor the life and legacy of your loved one and to offer the comfort of sweet memories for gathered family and friends.
Our celebrants seek to create a service that is personal, tender, uplifting and exactly as you wish – including any particular elements (spiritual or otherwise) that may be important to you and your family.
Pre-planning Your Service
Some people wish to make their own memorial or funeral service arrangements in an effort to relieve families of the process or to ensure their wishes are carried out.
We will be happy to meet with you to discuss your preferences in great detail or small, offer suggestions of styles and components and be willing to work with any family members you wish to include. You can be assured of having the peace of mind to know that your wishes will be honored and your loved ones will be comforted.
Scattering of Ashes
Many families wish to hold a special service specifically to scatter the ashes of their loved one depending on cultural or religious preferences or to honor their final wishes.
We will help you choose precisely how and where you wish to do this and will work with you to craft a meaningful and peaceful ceremony honoring their life and their final resting place.
Extraordinary Circumstances – Journeys of the Heart is committed to providing services to all people without regard to ability to pay. Should you be in need to special consideration due to severe financial constraints, please just ask about that and we will make every effort to work with you.
Audio and Video Recordings or your loved one’s funeral or memorial services is both invited and encouraged. There are often special moments and sentiments expressed that are forgotten as time passes. Such moments can bring lasting comfort when viewed at other times.