End of Life

End of life planning, funerals, and memorial services

As much as we don’t want to think about, talk about, or plan for the end of life, it is a reality for everyone. Highland Park Pres is here to help you prepare for this season of life. Our staff members and professionals can help individuals and families with conversations that are uncomfortable or difficult, so they can discuss what this phase of life will bring and the personal wishes of each individual.

Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead

Plans for funeral or memorial services can be made ahead of time with the Congregational Life Office, to ease the burden for loved ones later on. Reviewing the resources listed below in advance will enhance the time that you spend meeting with a pastor or staff member here at HP Pres, and give you time to prayerfully consider the elements that are important to your family as we celebrate life together.

Arranging a Service

Arranging a Service

When a death occurs, HP Pres will honor the life of our member lived here on earth as we guide families through the process, each step of the way. The documents and information below will help create a meaningful service for the family and guests as we give thanks to God for the life of the deceased.

End of Life Resources

The resources listed here are a good place to start, but there is always someone willing to walk with you through this season together. It is our sincere desire to offer support, care, and love at a difficult time in life.



  • Arrangement Form for a Highland Park Pres Service
  • Availability: Due to the church’s Fall 2018 construction we have limited accessibility for memorials/funerals.
  • During this transitional phase, only the Sanctuary will be available for services on the afternoons of Monday, Thursday, or anytime on Friday. These days are contingent on other events already scheduled and the availability of the requested pastor.
  • If the church’s Parlor or alternate room is available, a service reception can be scheduled.
  • Thank you for your understanding with our limitations while we journey through our Transform process.


End of Life Questions?

Questions about the End of Life Ministry? Let us know.