Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Funerals and Memorial Services

If you are visiting this page because of a loved one's death, please accept our condolences on your loss. We will be praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time. If we can be of any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you in your time of need.
Here are some frequently asked questions about funerals and memorial services at Christ Church:

What is the purpose of a funeral?

Having a funeral or memorial service helps to confirm the reality of the death. It provides a safe place for the expression of grief, and allows people to remember the person who has died. It is a way for people to pay their respects. And, most of all, it is an affirmation that death is not the end, but a beginning of eternal life in Christ.

How do I schedule a funeral or memorial service?

Your initial contact will be through Beverly Wallhoff by email or at 954.771.7300 x210. Scheduling is dependent on pastor and facility availability.

Can I choose which pastor officiates at my loved one's funeral?

If you would prefer a particular Christ Church pastor to officiate at the funeral, please let us know, and we will check that pastor’s availability on the funeral date. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

How do we construct the funeral service?

The pastor who will officiate at the funeral will make an appointment to talk with your loved one's family. The pastor will help you to construct a funeral service that is appropriate for and which will honor your loved one.

Where can the funeral take place?

Funerals usually take place in either our Sanctuary or our Historic Chapel. The Sanctuary at Fort Lauderdale can hold 800 people. The Historic Chapel at Pompano Beach is a more intimate space, and can hold 100 people. In addition, the funeral can be held in other locations on our Christ Church sites (such as the Fort Lauderdale Gym, Pompano Beach Sikes Hall, etc.), or at can also take place off-site (such as at a funeral home).

What does a funeral cost at Christ Church?

There is no charge for the use of the Sanctuary or Historic Chapel. Christ Church pastors do not charge for funerals. However, an honorarium can be paid to the pastor, if you wish. If a pianist or organist is requested, a fee of $175 is payable directly to the musician. If a sound technician is necessary, the fee is $75, payable directly to the technician.

How do I get more information?

For more information on funerals, to schedule a funeral, or to discuss options, please contact Beverly Wallhoff by email or at 954.771.7300 x210.