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BURIAL OF THE DEAD

Funeral policies for active member families:

CHURCH
Either the Church or Chapel can be used for the Rite of Christian Burial.

CLERGY
While no fee is charged for our clergy, a contribution to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, which is res
tricted to helping the poor, is certainly appreciated. Engagement of other clergy is subject to the approval of St. Matthew’s Rector. | donation

                                                      
BURIAL IN CHURCHYARD
We are not able to bury ornamental urns, wooden boxes, etc., the ashes should be delivered to St. Matthew’s in a simple box with the ashes in a plastic bag.  We will transfer them into a biodegradable box which is then buried in the earth. A bronze plaque will be placed on the Memorial Wall.  St. Matthew’s will maintain the beauty of the Churchyard for years to come with funds provided fo
r this service. | $750 

                                                                  

BULLETIN
Production of a bulletin/program for the funeral liturgy is highly recommended in order to allow everyone present to participate as fully as possible.  Our Parish Administrator takes care of the production of bulletins.  Materials such as cover pictures, quotes to be included, names of participants, etc. may be sent to Gregory Peebles. | $50

RECEPTION
The Parish Hall or Assembly Room can be made available for your use according to the Parish calendar. A simple reception (such as cookies and coffee) can be provided by St. Matthew's, or you may hire your own caterer if you wish to have something more elaborate. If you choose to have food catered, please work with the Parish Staff to determine kitchen availability and to learn about St. Matthew's Zero Waste event policies regarding food waste and disposable items.

 

MUSIC

  • ORGANIST – If you plan to use an organist, James Janssen,  the excellent organist at St. Matthew’s, fee is $250.  Checks should be made to James Jansen and paid at the time of the service. | $250

  • SOLOIST – A soloist can be engaged from members of the St. Matthew’s choir. Please email James Janssen. The fee of $150 is due at the time of the service. Checks should be made out to the soloist. | $150                                                                                                                                                                    

FLOWERS
Our Altar Guild is ready to provide flowers for the funeral liturgy   Please contact our Parish Administrator, Gregory Peebles. If you choose to order them, please arrange
for delivery with the Parish Staff.  The charge for flowers is $100 and is paid to St. Matthew’s Church. | $100

DONATIONS
St. Matthew's is a safe and caring community where acceptance, tolerance and our journey in faith bring us together. We accept and nurture each other and care for the greater community as we work to build community in a complicated world. Please consider a donation, in any amount, to assist us in this mission.

Funeral policies for non-member families:  

 

CHURCH
Either the Church or Chapel can be used for the Rite of Christian Burial. | $500

CLERGY
While no fee is charged for our clergy, a contribution to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, which is restricted to helping those in need, is certainly appreciated. Engagement of other clergy is subject to the approval of St. Matthew’s Rector. | donation

                       
BURIAL IN CHURCHYARD
Because we are not able to bury ornamental urns, wooden boxes, etc.,  the ashes should be delivered to St. Matthew’s in a simple box with the ashes in a plastic bag. We will transfer them into a biodegradable box which is then buried in the earth
, etc. A bronze plaque will be placed on the Memorial Wall.  St. Matthew’s will maintain the beauty of the Churchyard for years to come with funds provided for this service. | $2000

BULLETIN
Production of a bulletin/program for the funeral liturgy is highly recommended in order to allow everyone present to participate as fully as possible. Our Parish Administrator takes care of the production of bulletins. Materials such as cover pictures, quotes to be included, names of participants, etc. may be sent to 
Gregory Peebles. | $50

RECEPTION

The Parish Hall or Assembly Room can be made available for your use according to the Parish calendar. You may bring your own refreshments or hire a caterer. Please work with the Parish Staff to determine kitchen availability and to learn about St. Matthew's Zero Waste event policies regarding food waste and disposable items. | $500

MUSIC

  • Organist – If you plan to use an organist, James Janssen, the excellent organist at St. Matthew’s, fee is $250.  Checks should be made to James Jansen and paid at the time of the service. | $250

  • Soloist – A soloist can be engaged from members of the St. Matthew’s choir. Please email James Janssen or call 847.644.5191. The fee of $150 is due at the time of the service.  Checks should be made out to the soloist.

FLOWERS
Our Altar Guild is ready to provide flowers for the funeral liturgy   Please contact our Parish Administrator, Gregory Peebles. If you choose to order them, please arrange for delivery with the Parish Staff.  The charge for flowers is $50 and paid to St. Matthew’s Church. | $50

DONATIONS
St. Matthew's is a safe and caring community where acceptance, tolerance and our journey in faith bring us together. We accept and nurture each other and care for the greater community as we work to build community in a complicated world. Please consider a donation, in any amount, to assist us in this mission.

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