From this page you can download a Word document that includes information about Funeral Plans at WUMC. The information in this document will help ensure your wishes or those of your loved ones are addressed. Contact the church office to discuss your completed form with our pastors.
Web Sites and Pamphlets
Listed below are a few Web sites and pamphlets that include useful information about issues to consider when planning a funeral and the expected costs for various types of funeral arrangements. The pamphlets are available through WUMC's church office.
"Funeral Planning 101" (http://www.funeralplanning101.com/) provides a comprehensive guide that walks you through the tasks of arranging a funeral from finding a funeral home, to burial decisions, and grief recovery support.
"Funeral Consumers Alliance" (http://www.funerals.org/) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.
"ObituariesHelp.org" (http://www.obituarieshelp.org/) is an informative Web site that provides resources for obituaries, funerals, and genealogy searches. This site includes free samples of condolences that can help you express your thoughts in a card or letter to someone who has lost a loved one.
Luebering, Carol. "Getting Your Affirs in Order for the Final Journey." 2004
Plumley, Ralph P. "Six Myths About Funerals and Funeral Homes." 2006