At HighRidge, we believe the Celebration of Life Service (Funeral) with excellence is a huge witness of the honoring of human life!  The community is watching and listening to how we remember those deceased and how we comfort the living.  It is a huge opportunity to practically comfort extended family and friends in their grieving.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt, respected grief counselor, author, and educator, has done extensive research into the purposes of a funeral and why we, as people, need them. He says, “The funeral (Celebration of Life Service) is a public, traditional and symbolic means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts and feelings about the death of someone loved.  Rich in history and rife with symbolism, the funeral service helps us acknowledge the reality of the death, gives testimony to the life of the deceased, encourages the expression of grief in a way consistent with the culture’s values, provides support to mourners, allows for the embracing of faith and beliefs about life and death, and offers continuity and hope for the living.

In John 11:25, Jesus said, “I am the Resurrection, and I am Life Eternal. Anyone who clings to Me in faith, even though he dies, will live forever.”

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