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Offer Hospitality and Compassion to Grieving Families

When our loved ones pass away, it is an honor for West End to offer services that celebrate the life of each individual, and point to our hope in Jesus Christ.  For each funeral or memorial service that takes place in our building, dedicated volunteers provide warm hospitality to the bereaved family and guests during the visitation and service.    

Members of the Funeral Committee serve on an as-needed basis whenever they are available.  Those who have flexible schedules, or are retired, serve during both weekdays and weekends.  Others who work during the week only serve during weekend services. All are needed for this important ministry.  The Funeral Committee’s tasks include: providing directions to guests, handing out bulletins, helping to usher guests from Reed Hall into the Sanctuary, and making sure that guest books are compiled and ready for the family to take home.  

This significant gift of hospitality helps to ease the burden for a grieving family so that they may focus on remembering and celebrating the life of their loved one.  If you have the gifts of compassion and hospitality, please consider joining our committed team of volunteers! To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Erin Racine at eracine@westendumc.org or 615.321.8500.