A memorial service in the Unitarian Universalist tradition is typically a celebration of the deceased person's life, as well as a chance to grieve his or her death. Music and hymns are typically part of the service. The minister spends time with the family before the service, and, based on their memories, offers a reflection or summary on the deceased person's life. Family members or loved ones may also choose to offer short memories of reflections on the deceased person's life.

UUAA maintains a Memorial Garden which can be used by the deceased person’s family to scatter ashes.

Memorial services typically last anywhere from half-an-hour to an hour. In most Unitarian Universalist memorial services, the casket is not present in the church during the service. Our Social Hall is available for receptions following the memorial service.

When the deceased was an active member of the congregation, there is no charge for the minister or for building use (other than a refundable deposit). Please call the congregation office at (734) 665-6158 for more information regarding memorial services.


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In Memorium Plaque