Singapore Christian Funeral Services
Christian Funeral services are conducted in conjunction with the pastors of the church. Harmony Funeral Care will coordinate with the family members and pastors with regards to the timings for the en-coffining, burial and cremation service. Different churches would have slightly different styles of conducting the funeral service but in general, all Christian funeral services in Singapore would have these elements:
- Short prayer when dearly departed is brought back to wake venue
- Night service conducted by the church where there would be praise and worship (Sound System would have to be in place)
- Final day service conducted by the church at the wake venue and then at Mandai Crematorium/ Choa Chu Kang burial ground
- Final tribute paid by laying of flowers by family and friends
*The lid of the casket can be opened upon request by family members should they want to place the deceased’s personal belongings into the casket.
The mood is often one of joy and hope in Christian Funerals. This is because Christians believe that life on Earth is but a temporary home and it is simply where God molds His people for life after death. Death is the door to what is termed Eternal Life. There is hope and comfort in the knowledge that when a Christian passes on, only the physical body perishes. The soul goes to Heaven, where it would be with Christ. This is why the phrase “Departed to be with the Lord” is so often used. Also, the term “See you again” supersedes “Goodbye” as there is a strong belief that Christians will all reunite in Heaven one day.
In Singapore, Christian Funerals are usually decorated with white curtains and drapes as the color white is usually associated with purity and peace. Unlike Buddhist and Taoist traditional funerals, there is no fixed attire for a Christian Funeral. People in Singapore, like those in many other countries do prefer to don themselves in dull colors as a sign of respect shown for the occasion. Family members usually wear a white round-collared neck T-shirt to show that they are related to the deceased in a Christian Funeral in Singapore.
Christian Funerals are indeed usually lower-priced compared to funerals of other religions due to the absence of elaborate rites and rituals. However, the exact price would still depends on how elaborate the funeral would be. Work out a budget before choosing a Christian Funeral Package so as to reduce the chance of overspending.
For family members who might not have a pastor to conduct the funeral service, feel free to let us know and we will do our best to engage the volunteer services of a pastor. These pastors are offering their services in kind and usually do not charge a fee. However, feel free to express your appreciation towards them in any other possible ways. Harmony Funeral Care ensures that the final send off for your loved one would be dignified and peaceful without overcharging you.
In Singapore, there are different denominations of Christianity namely the:
- Assemblies of God
- Bible Presbyterian
- Church of Singapore
- Evangelical Free
Different denominations emphasize on different teachings and themes of the bible. Despite the different focus, Christians being Christians still rely on the Word Of God for any teachings. Due to the slightly different focus, the funeral services are usually also slightly different among the differing Christian denomination groups. We are to remember that no matter what, we are still one body in Christ, just like what is mentioned in the bible.
Christian Funerals are also a platform where non-believers are reached out. It is most Christians hope that more would come to know the Good News of Christ before death. This is especially true for those first generation Christians whose family members have yet to receive Christ.
Due to the inherent nature of funerals, the pastors' preaching during Christian Funerals in Singapore usually revolves around the topic of death. However, the key point to take away from the preaching would be not to fear death for we, Christians are going to be with the Lord and since even Jesus resurrected after being dead for three days and conquered death itself, if we believe in Him, we believe in His authority and power and we have nothing to fear about death.
Let us, your bereavement buddy handle everything from the start till the end of the funeral. Leveraging on over 55 years of experience and heritage, be sure that the final send-off for your loved one would be nothing less than satisfactory. A funeral is a once in a lifetime event; do it right. Call +65 9489 2424 for immediate assistance.
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