We are privileged to serve you before, during, and after the loss of a loved one.
Life's Final Moments
When a death is imminent, our pastor is honored to come and pray with you. If there is such a time, please call the church at 217-428-3327 and ask for pastoral care. We will make every effort to have someone come to you.
If this is after office hours, please call the emergency number: 217-413-7904. The pastor will return your call as soon as possible.
Grieving and Remembering
When the death has occurred, our pastor and staff would also be honored to provide the service for your loved one here at the church, at the funeral home or graveside depending on the family’s decision. Christ is our hope for eternal life and we offer this hope to the surviving family and friends that their beloved is now in God’s eternal charge.
Below are documents to help you begin thinking through some of the specific details of your own service (it's never too early to plan well for the end of your life) or the service for a loved one who is nearing death. Completed forms can be mailed to the church (please address it with "ATTN: Funeral Ministry"), scanned or emailed to us and we will keep them on file.
Planning Your Service (with Spiritual and General Autobiography)
Planning a Loved One's Service (with Spiritual and General Biography)
Some funerals are streamed online for those who are unable to attend in person. Those are available at prairieavenuechristianchurch.org