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No one is ever ready to lose someone they love or admire. Any death, whether anticipated or unexpected, elicits similar reactions. First Corinthian Baptist Church provides an atmosphere where people can reach out for help and feel comfortable in knowing that we will respond to their needs.

[Download the planning brochure HERE]


TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS

Notify the church on the passing of a family member or loved one. In addition to providing a venue for the celebration of your beloved, we are here to provide support and grief care.

If you seek to have a home going or memorial service here at FCBC:

We will discuss the appropriate date and time for your viewing and funeral service. It is preferred that funerals take place in the mornings Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with an hour viewing to precede the home going service.

We will review what types of arrangements are needed for the funeral such as choosing music selections, media support, an officiant, and ushers.

The order of worship must be approved by an FCBC Pastor prior to printing. A template for FCBC approved services will be provided. Songs selections are subject to change at the discretion of officiant.

  • FCBC Members—The bereaved family will not be charged for the usage of the sanctuary, one musician, and an officiant.  However, when applicable, the bereaved family must cover all cost for additional musicians and sound technicians.
  • Non-Members—The bereaved family will be charged $500 for the usage of the sanctuary for the funeral services.  Additionally, the bereaved family must cover all applicable cost for the Minister ($200), musician ($150), and sound technician ($150).

If the bereaved family is requesting use of FCBC for a repast, the Designee will inform the family that the maximum capacity of the FCBC fellowship hall cannot exceed 100 people.  The cost to host a repast in the fellowship hall is $300 for non-members and must be paid prior to the start of the repast.  FCBC members are required to give a deposit of $150, all of which will be returned at the end of the repast dependent upon the condition of the fellowship hall.  All repasts must take place ONLY during the day.  Evening repasts are not allowed.

All Masonic, Eastern Star, Sorority or Fraternal organizational services must be pre-approved and cleared by an FCBC Pastor.

TO HELP YOU MAKE ARRANGEMENTS

Contact:  Sharón Spence at (212) 864-5976 x 31 or sspence@fcbcnyc.org

There are so many other things to consider when planning arrangements such as:

  • Traveling arrangements to the cemetery,
  • Receiving food for the repast,
  • Selecting pallbearers,
  • Determining if you want flowers or would rather have donations sent to a special charity in memory of your loved one
  • We can provide you with some resources that will assist you.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Our care for you through this experience of grief extends beyond the day of the funeral. When a loved one dies and you need help making sense of your experience grief, we are here for you. Our church family provides spiritual guidance, grief care and counseling for all ages.

  • For a spiritual guidance appointment please call Sharón Spence at (212) 864-5976 x 31 or sspence@fcbcnyc.org
  • For free counseling, Joyce Johnson, our FCBC Church Counselor can be reached at (212) 864-5976 or jjohnson@fcbcnyc.org
  • For Benevolence support, an FCBC Trustee can be reached at (212) 864-5976 x 13 or trustee@fcbcnyc.org
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