honoring their life

It’s our sincere commitment to honor the life of your loved one at their services at Church of the Palms.

We’ll work with you to schedule a date and time for your service. We’ll also help you determine which of our worship spaces best meets your wishes and needs.

The first thing that will happen is that one of our pastors will consult with you to create a meaningful service. The pastor will attend to all of the details of the service. In the chapel and sanctuary this service may include hymns, scripture, prayers, and a sermon or a brief homily. There’s the opportunity for a more informal celebration of life in the Campus Center. You may want to have someone offer a eulogy or have people share their memories of the life of your loved one.

  • We’ll provide a guest book and have staff and ushers on hand to help seat your friends and family during the service.
  • We’ll create a worship program and provide the appropriate number of copies.
  • You’re welcome to have flowers delivered. They can be placed in front of the communion table.
  • Should your loved one be a veteran you can place a folded American flag in front of the communion table.
  • You can have a sealed urn or a closed casket if that is your wish.
  • Any fraternal, civic or military rites should be conducted separately.
  • We’ll set up a place in the foyer or reception area for the purpose of displaying personal pictures and memorabilia.

If you’d like to have a reception following the service, we have several lovely rooms available for your use as well as on site catering. Please let Cathie Silbaugh know if you would like to have a reception and she can work with you to make the necessary arrangements.


  • Chapel or Sanctuary
    No cost for members
  • Chapel
  • Sanctuary
  • Reception
(Checks made payable to the Church of the Palms)


  • Pastor
    Personal Discretion
  • Organist
    Recommended $200
  • Soloist
  • Audio Technician
    Recommended $100
(Checks should be made payable to & given directly to the individual. We’ll provide you with a list of names)

For more information about our services call 941-924-1323 ext. 205

John 14:27