BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS
For anyone, regardless of where you are in your own grief journey, meeting the first Monday of each month 10:00-11:30am at Grace Chapel, 2104 W US Hwy 40, Brazil. For Parents who have lost a child meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 7:00-8:30pm at Grace Chapel, 2104 W US Hwy 40, Brazil. If you would like more information about either group, please call 812.446.2206. MOURNER'S BILL OF RIGHTS 1. You have the right to experience your own unique grief. 2. You have the right to talk about your grief. 3. You have the right to feel a multitude of emotions. 4. You have the right to be tolerant of your physical and emotional limits. 5. You have the right to experience "griefbursts." 6. You have the right to make use of ritual. 7. You have the right to embrace your spirituality. 8. You have the right to search for meaning. 9. You have the right to treasure your memories. 10. You have the right to move toward your grief and heal.
Prearrange a Funeral
Suppose you are a Harley Davidson fan and you come in for prepayment. You decide that you want to be cremated, but you do want your family and friends to be able to see you again. You do have your own personal beliefs about God and Heaven. You love to ride your Harley every chance you get. You don't want a lot of "fuss" made about you when you're gone.
We have suggestions
We have a Rental Casket that works well for cremation. The outside is hardwood; the interior goes to the crematory with the body. A Harley Blanket or flag could be draped over the foot of the casket if you don't want flowers. If flowers are desired, I would do them in reds; some white, with silver ribbon to accent. If you have some favorite Harley clothes, why not be dressed in them? If we have your permission, we would be glad to park your Harley under our lighted portico during visitation.
Visitation could be in the evening with the services at the end of the evening so that people could come following work. The memorial folders might be printed with a favorite picture of you and your Harley. The inside message could be something from your family. If you choose, we could display special photos of family and friends and good times had over the years.
As for the service itself, music that would be meaningful to your family and friends could be played on the piano or CD's could be used. You can recommend the minister with whom you have a relationship, or if you would prefer, we could suggest one that is a good listener, and would encourage any of your friends to tell a story or share a memory.
We're here to help
We can offer advice on where to inter your cremains. Some people choose a cemetery so that there is one place they are memorialized, perhaps with a unique stone. Others choose to have their ashes given to their family to spread or keep. The options are endless.