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Funerals and Memorials

We extend our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Our clergy and staff pray weekly for those who are going through difficult times such as this; know that you are included in these prayers, because our Lord knows your needs.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4


At First United Methodist we are honored to host memorials or funerals for departed loved ones.

Our bereavement coordinator and clergy will collaborate with you to determine the right type of service and walk through the planning stages with you. The Sanctuary, Lehmberg Chapel or John Wesley Ranch Chapel are beautiful places of worship to celebrate the lives of our loved ones.

First United Methodist is also home to a Columbarium, which is a consecrated space created to serve as a final resting place and home for safe keeping of our beloved’s ashes. The Columbarium also serves as a place for quiet remembrance. Our Columbarium consists of wall niches in the Bell Tower adjacent to the Memorial Garden, which also has available ground niches. Niches can be purchased for $1500 which includes the memorial plaque and perpetual upkeep.  Remembrance plaques mounted on the North Bell Tower interior wall are available for $550.

For information on purchasing a niche, additional information or questions regarding a funeral, memorial, or the Columbarium, please contact, Sharon Harter, our Bereavement Coordinator at sharonh@fumc-cs.org or by phoning the church at 719-471-8522 x 142.

Our Guide for Planning Christian Funeral/Memorial Services is a resource you can use to articulate your wishes in advance, or help describe the wishes of a recently departed loved one.