Support Policy Information
Funeral and Bereavement
The Senior Pastor, Church
Leaders and the members of Wesley United Methodist Church shall be sympathetic
and sensitive to the needs of families in bereavement. Condolences shall be
extended to each family with our sincere regard. We recommend services planned
in a manner that will console and preserve the dignity of the family. Upon the
death of a family member, please contact the church office and/or Pastor. The
pastor will assist the family in planning for the funeral services, and
preparation of the order of worship.
- Use of the sanctuary and other church properties for
funeral services, wakes, and repasts are at no charge to members; nonmembers
will be charged the current cost for building(s) use (see building(s) use
- In planning for the date and time of services, please consult
with the Pastor for availability, in reference to the building(s) prior
commitments by the church will be honored.
- The church provides a musician for funerals for
members; however, when the member’s family requests a different musician(s) the
family is responsible for the musician(s) fees.
- The cost of printing funeral service programs will be
the responsibility of the family (members and nonmembers).
- The church will provide to the family
a meal based
upon availability of staff or a contribution toward expenses, flowers or
designated charity not to exceed $150.00. The number of people (50 or less) and
beyond 50 people the family will be asked to pay for the additional expenses.
The meal is established by the Wesley Hospitality Committee.
are welcome to contract with the church for funeral services and wakes;
however, the fees do not include pastoral services or musician(s).
- All services
must be planned with the approval of the Pastor.
- Use of the church building(s) for celebrations and weddings
are at no charge to members; nonmembers will be charged the current cost for
building use. Wesley UMC is not responsible for auxiliary services for
non-members (musician, pastor, choir, custodian, etc.)
- In planning for the date and time of celebratory
services, please consult with the pastor for availability, in reference to the
building prior commitments by the church will be honored.
- The cost of printing celebration and/or graduation
programs will be the responsibility of the family (members and nonmembers).
- Nonmembers are welcome to contract with the church for
celebration or wedding services; however, fees do not include pastoral
services, auxiliary services (set-up, breakdown or clean-up) and/or janitorial