Unitarian Universalist Funerals

Unitarian Universalist funeral normally last 30-60 minutes and they are called memorial services instead of funerals services, regardless if the body is present for the service or not. Food, condolences, and phone calls are all appreciated from the family. Services are held at the church or funeral home. A meditation and sermon is offered by the minister during the service. A eulogy is delivered and a pianist will play musical selections. Service bulletins are printed with the order and given to those attending. Burial, cremation, and embalming are all accepted by the Unitarian Universalist, while an open casket is rare. Please refrain from using photography and video during the service. A reception is hosted by family members afterwards where food is served. There is no set period of time for mourning.