In Unitarian Universalist congregations, when a person dies, we honor their life in a service we call a Celebration of Life. These services are developed by the family of the deceased and the presiding minister to specially honor the wholeness of that person’s life. The service might include the following elements:

  • A eulogy or similar telling of stories from that person’s life
  • Poems and other readings
  • Prayer or meditation
  • A time to remember the deceased with stories and memories
  • Hymn singing or other music
  • A time for personal reflection