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United Methodist Church Service

methodistThis is a typical funeral service order for the United Methodist Church which is also referred to as a service of death and resurrection.

 

The United Methodist Church (UMC) is a Methodist Christian denomination which is considered to be Protestant and evangelical. The roots of this denomination date back to the revival movement of John and Charles Wesley within the Church of England. Because of this, the Methodist church's theological is decidedly Wesleyan and contains both liturgical and evangelical elements. In the United States, it ranks as the largest mainline denomination.


A Funeral Service of Death and Resurrection

 

  • Entrance
  • Gathering
  • The Word of Grace
  • Greeting
  • Hymn
  • Prayer (Includes a Prayer of Confession and Psalm 130)
  • Proclamation and Response
  • Old Testament Lesson
  • Psalm 23
  • New Testament Lesson
  • Psalm or Hymn
  • Gospel Lesson
  • Sermon
  • Naming (The life and death of the deceased may be gathered up in the reading of a memorial or appropriate statement, or in other ways, by the pastor or others involved)
  • Witness
  • Hymn
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Commendation
  • Prayers
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Hymn
  • Dismissal with Blessing

 

You can certainly insert the above order of ceremony inside one of our funeral program templates. It is good to distribute the programs at a service or ceremony for those who may be unfamiliar with this denomination. It serves as a guide for attendees so everyone is aware of what will take place next.