Funeral Planning Workshop
Wed, Oct 26 at 6:00pm
Free admission. Light refreshments and babysitting will be provided.
Few of us are prepared for the death of someone we love. Those left behind struggle with many difficult questions: What type of funeral service would my loved one want? What arrangements can our family afford? The purpose of a Pre-Arranged Funeral Plan is to help with these important decisions.
But I don’t need a funeral. When you’re dead, you’re dead.
A funeral or memorial services has very little to do with the person who died. It’s for the people they leave behind. Loved ones benefit by meeting the deep human need to mourn surrounded by their family and friends.
But my wishes are in my Will.
On the day of the death, loved ones go to the funeral home, not the safe deposit box. By having everything in place at the mortuary, loved ones are spared the burden of making the plans.
But my kids know what I want.
On the day of a death, people are not in their right minds. Even if they know what you want, they might not be able to think at that time.
I have life insurance to pay for my funeral.
Most people maintain life insurance to cover the risk of their death at a young age. As they get older, term insurance becomes prohibitively expensive and people discontinue it. Then their loved ones are left to pay for it.
Medical care is so good, death is optional.
It’s very hard for us to recognize that we’re all mortal. We never know when our death will come, just that it will.