The death of a loved one is a time of sorrow, mixed emotions and crisis. At the First United Methodist Church of Wayne-Westland, we are committed to helping bind up the brokenhearted and comfort those who grieve during these times. Extending ministry support to the bereaved family members of a loved one passing from life to death is something that we take seriously. The following information is intended to clarify answers to some of the questions you may have in planning your loved one’s funeral or memorial service in honor and memory of his or her life.

Contact Information: 
First United Methodist Church of Wayne-Westland 734-721-4801 Office Hours: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone hold a funeral service at the First United Methodist Church of Wayne-Westland?
Church members as well as community members are welcome to contact the church and pastor for funeral or memorial service arrangements.

What are my first steps to planning a funeral?
Notify the church secretary between Monday and Thursday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, at 734-721-4801.

Is there a fee for using the church for funeral services?
There are church member and non-church member rates for facility usage. An honorarium for the pastor is customary. Call the office for more information.

When is the church available for funeral services?
The church’s availability for a service needs to be discussed with the pastor and office administrator. The scheduled service time depends on the church’s weekly schedule of events and worship times (Sunday morning). Please contact the pastor to discuss arrangements.

Where are funeral services held?
The church pastor is willing to conduct funeral or memorial services in different locations: the church building, funeral home, cemetery, or possible private location. Please contact the pastor for arrangements.

Are meals provided for funeral services?
Funeral receptions and funeral dinners can be arranged through The United Methodist Women group. Please contact the church office for specifics on the funeral reception food costs and discuss possible meal options.

What about pastors?
The appointed United Methodist minister is responsible for conducting the funeral or memorial service at the First United Methodist Church of Wayne-Westland.

What about music for the funeral service?
An organist and vocalist is available for worship music for the funeral or memorial service at the church.

Can the funeral service be recorded?
The funeral or memorial service can be recorded if permission is discussed with the pastor in advance.