Sample Of Resolutions For Funeral Services
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Usually, people tend to think that resolutions for funeral services are the same as eulogy. However, a resolution is an official document released by the church that shows how the congregation resolves to handle the demise of one of its members. A resolution always uses a fixed format and it never altered.
Once the resolution for a funeral is made, the church will then add it into its archives. Generally, resolutions for funeral services begin with Whereas statements that help to talk about the deceased person's contribution to the community, his or her relationship with friends and family and the religious beliefs held by the deceased. The resolutions always end with the reason for making the resolution.
Here is one sample of resolutions for a funeral services that will help you in understanding what a resolution is:
Church Resolution in Loving Memory of John Doe
We, the members of Venice Community Church, want the family to know that our hearts are with you as we gather to bid a Christian goodbye to a brother and man of faith, Mr John Doe, the father of Annemarie Doe and the grandfather of Samantha and Peter who are also active members of the parish and willing to helpers of Christ.
WHEREAS, John Doe professed a hope in Christ in his early years of adulthood and was an active and regular supporter of his church.
WHEREAS, John Doe was a reverent man of prayer who loved the Lord. A very loyal and faithful person who served his family to follow his example. He loved his family with a gentle, yet stern combination which only he possessed.
WHEREAS, not only is this a loss of a devoted father, but also a confident counselor and closest of friends. A person who was always available to share an encouraging word and demonstrate strong support to those in need.
WHEREAS, the passing of our beloved brother in Christ is the will of God and there is a human tie that has been broken which bleeds the heart in agony and pain. We are encouraged and consoled in the words of Jesus who said, “I will never leave thee nor forsake them”.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives. We cannot replace John Doe, but will attempt to demonstrate his love for you.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a period of official mourning will be observed for a period of thirty days by the setting aside of a special seat to acknowledge the passing of our precious brother John Doe.
To the family of John Doe, we know your loss is deep and your sorrow is great, but we want you to know that we share in your sorrow, but more importantly, we acknowledge that this loss is actually Heaven’s gain.
Humbly submitted on this 5th day of April 2010,
The Elders and Members of the Venice Community Church, Sarasota County, Florida
Pastor Andrew Gabriel Ford
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