We want to be helpful in whatever ways we can when a loved one dies. Our prayers and pastoral care are offered to church members and the community alike. The Service of Death and Resurrection expresses gratitude to God for the life of the one who has died and bears witness to our conviction that because Christ has been raised from the dead, we too will be raised to new life.
When death occurs:
Please call the church at 706-645-1379 so we can put you in contact with
our pastor who will provide comfort, prayer, and guidance in making plans
for a funeral or memorial service.
Funerals or memorial services can take place in our Sanctuary or Chapel.
Visitation can be arragned to take place in the Zachry Center.
If you request that the service be held at another location, the
pastor will work with you and the funeral home of your choice.
Musicians, special music, and hymns can be arranged with the pastor
assisting you and the music staff. The pastor will talk with you about
hymns, prayers, Scripture readings, and other details of the service.
Witness to life:
As a way of giving thanks to God for the life of the person
who has died, one or more family members or friends are welcome to share
their personal words about the one who has died after coordinating with the pastor.
Family members or friends may also participate in the service
by reading the Scripture lessons.
Pastors are available to plan ahead for the Service of
Death and Resurrection, grief counseling, and the like with individuals and
families at any time, recognizing that we are journeying together in both life
and death as a community of Christian faith.