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“We place our hope in God.
We sing of a life beyond life and a future good beyond imagining:
a new heaven and a new earth, 
the end of sorrow, pain, and tears,
Christ’s return and life with God, the making new of all things.
We yearn for the coming of that future, even while participating in eternal life now.”
From A Song of Faith:
 A Statement of Faith of The United Church of Canada L’Église Unie du Canada 8 2006.
 
Introduction
Our faith teaches us that God is with us in life, in death and in life beyond death. Funeral and memorial services are a time to recall the miracle of life, to give thanks for the life of the deceased, and to mourn the loss. Our Biblical stories invite us to hear God's Word of hope, in the midst of our emotions of grief, anger, denial, guilt, lament, resignation, thanksgiving, and trust.
 
Our Churches (Both churches are wheelchair accessible.)
Rockwood United Church accommodates 175 people in the pews.
Stone United Church built in 1862, accommodates 110 people.

Our church Family is happy to provide food and host fellowship following the service in celebration of the life of your loved one in our church or at a local funeral home.

You are always welcome to join us for Sunday worship to hear God's Word of love and hope and to be supported by our church families in your grief. Sunday services are at 9:45 a.m. at Stone and at 11:15 a.m. at Rockwood. During the summer, information about service times and location is available through the church office at 519‑856‑4160, is posted at both churches and at www.rockwoodstoneunitedchurches.com .
 
Our Faith
There are many ways to remember a loved one. When we choose to have a religious service, we are remembering the love we shared and the hope we have that Jesus Christ once and for all destroyed the power of death. Through word, scripture, prayer, song and silence, we remember that nothing can separate us from the love of God.
 
Our Minister
Our Minister is Reverend Heather Leffler. Heather can be reached at the church office at 519‑856‑4160, at 519-265-7385 or at hleffler@rogers.com. When you have a date for the service, she will meet with your family to plan worship. The service will include prayers, scripture, songs if you choose and a reflection, as well as memories of your loved one.

While we are Christian churches, our minister will help you plan your service to be sensitive to family and friends of other faiths or those who do not have a faith. Readings from other traditions often fit well into the service.

Attachment (click to download):
 Word Document rs-funeralbrochure.docx