Planning a Funeral/ Dealing With Loss


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This is an invaluable site, answering probably every question you have about funerals and funeral services - including questions about finances.

Here is a funeral home finder. You can look by county or city to see what's in your area. It's also helpful to ask friends who have recently lost a loved one to tell you about the care they received - either good or not so good. 

Here are Funeral Directors' Associations sites for several states: Conneticut, New Jersey, and New York

You might not like the analogy, but it's a helpful one. Planning a funeral is like buying a new car - and this is important to remember. Mainly, you need to remember two things:


(1) You need to be an informed consumer. (The sites above will prepare you.)


(2) You need to shop around and compare prices.
There can be quite a difference - both in quality and in price. These two basic practices can save you thousands of dollars.

RESOURCES FOR THOSE WHO GRIEVE
  Where is God When It Hurts? - Philip Yancey
 

Facing the Death of Someone You Love - Elisabeth Elliot

A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss - Gerald Sittzer

Lament for a Son – Nicholas Wolterstoff

  How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies - Therese A. Rando
  Conquering the Mysteries and Lies of Grief - by Sherry Russell
  On Death and Dying - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  Gone but Not Lost: Grieving the Death of a Child - David Wiersbe
  Water Bugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children -
Gloria Ortiz
  Not By Accident: What I Learned from My Son's Untimely Death -  Isabel Fleece


Clergy on Call ministries was started by Reverend William Britton. Pastor Bill is an ordained minister (clergy) serving as a wedding officiant or wedding minister – helping couples to write their wedding vows and plan their wedding ceremony so that they have “no regrets” on their day of celebration - whether religious ceremonies or civil ceremonies. (Pastor Bill is also available if you’re renewing your marriage vows, or eloping or doing a destination wedding.) Pastor Bill serves couples planning a wedding in the Greater New York area including Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), Queens, Brooklyn, New York City (Manhattan), and Westchester County. If you’re thinking of using a Judge for your wedding, or a Justice of the Peace – or if you’re thinking of going to city hall for your wedding – or perhaps you’re working on a last minute wedding plan –in any case, Pastor Bill would love to speak with you. (Pastor Bill is also available for families that have suffered the loss of a loved one and are planning a funeral.)


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