Celebrations of Life & Memorial Receptions

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The minister and Pastoral Care Committee are available to you and your family members at any time. Please call the church office and your request will be forwarded to them immediately. Our minister can help you find the support and care that you need during this time of loss and transition.

The Service

The funeral or celebration of life service may be held in the church sanctuary or another location of your choosing.   The seating capacity of our sanctuary is about 200 and we have the ability to offer an overflow area with sound in our hall.  Our minister will meet with you to create a sacred experience that honours, celebrates and remembers the life of your loved one.  We will also assist you in choosing music that is appropriate and significant for your family. If there is to be a soloist or other special music then our music director will guide you in this area as well.  Pictures and mementos may also be displayed in the sanctuary and/or the hall.

Memorial Receptions

You may request a Memorial Reception following the worship service.  The capacity of the Lounge is 25 and the hall can accommodate up to 300 guests.  Our memorial coordinator will discuss these arrangements with you. The church provides tea, coffee, and juice, as well as arranges the volunteer servers for the reception. Preparation of food trays and flowers for the table(s) are the responsibilities of the family. The Pastoral Care Committee will try to meet all your requests, as time and available space permits.
Memorial Gifts

Gifts may be given at any time in memory of a deceased loved one. There are a variety of funds to choose from: these include CBUC’s Memorial Fund and in the case of estate planning, the CBUC Foundation.  Nationally, the United Church welcomes donations in care of the Mission and Service Fund, or to its own foundation, The United Church of Canada Foundation.

Information about Costs

Costs related to the services provided by Cadboro Bay United are as follows.  For those who are supporting members of the congregation, some fees have been waived while others are levied on a cost recovery basis only.

The Memorial Service

Use of Sanctuary $150.00 
Minister $300.00 
Music Director $200.00 
Custodian $100.00
Administration $50.00 – $80.00
Soloist cost varies 
Projector $50.00 
The Memorial Reception

0-25 people Lounge $100.00
25-125 people Hall $175.00
125 & up Hall $200.00
An invoice will be issued for your convenience and payment by cheque is recommended.