Suggested Ceremonies

Suggested Ceremonies

Option 1 (Nonreligious) 

Based on human values and morals, in this ceremony there is no mention of any Supreme Being or life after death. The content is usually a variation of what follows.

• Opening Music
• Welcoming Words
• Thoughts on Life and Death
• Spoken tributes
• Poetry Reading
• Incidental Music
• Short Period of Silence
• The Committal
• Closing Words
• Closing Music

Option 2 (Semi-Religious)

Although basically nonreligious, this ceremony acknowledges that there may be mourners present who would gain comfort from the inclusion of some, or all, of the following.

• Opening Music
• Welcoming Words
• Thoughts on Life and Death
• Spoken tributes
• Psalm 23
• Short Period of Silence
• Chosen New Testament Reading
• The Lords Prayer
• The Committal
• Chosen Hymn
• Closing Words
• Closing Music

planning a tribute

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