End of Life

For everything there is a season, a time for every matter under heaven. – Ecclesiastes 3:1

Talking about the end of one's life can be an uncomfortable conversation, yet so many people want to make sure that loved ones aren't burdened with tough decisions during a time of grieving. Consider starting the dialogue with your family using the following packets that will aid talks about financial and healthcare decisions, facts about your life and location of important personal documents:

Recording your wishes for a funeral or memorial service, life details and location of documents is a tremendous help to loved ones on the occasion of the passing of a family member.

Funeral and Memorial Services at HPPC

Highland Park Presbyterian Church is honored to celebrate the lives lived here on earth of its members and their families. Our Congregational Life staff is here to guide the family through the process, each step of the way. The following documents and information will help to create the most meaningful experience for the family and the guests of the service. By providing them on our website, families can have time to visit with relatives and are able to make joint decisions more effectively. Please download and fill them out to the best of your ability prior to meeting with a minister or a staff member.

Obituaries: If you need a guide to creating an obituary for your loved one, please download our guide.

 Planning the details of a funeral or memorial service can be overwhelming. We are available to help in any way we can.

The Columbarium at HPPC

In 2003, HPPC dedicated its Columbarium to provide a spiritual site of final repose for church members and their families. This site is a sanctuary of 675 niches that provide a final resting place in the shadow of the church, which has been central to the lives of many people. We are blessed to be able to provide this space for our members, former members and their immediate families.

When this assistance is needed, please contact one of our ministers and/or Elaine Curtis in our Congregational Life office at 214-525-4230.

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