community

Create a community for healing

Date Published: 
March, 2006
Original Author: 
C. Keith Geense
Mountain View Funeral Home, Lakewood, Washington
Original Publication: 
ICFM Magazine, March-April 2006

Support groups for the bereaved are often divided by age or type of loss or even simply the time when the loss occurred.  Though there is value in these small gatherings, bringing them all together in a larger community can promote a special kind of healing.

It began with an off-hand remark from one of the participants in our Young Widowed/Life Mates Support Group: "I wonder whatever happened to Jill? Has anyone heard from her since she left our group?"

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Code: 
A1347

Appealing to (almost) all

Date Published: 
March, 2006
Original Author: 
Ed Horn
St. Michael's Cemetery, East Elmhurst, New York
Original Publication: 
ICFM Magazine, March-April 2006

Many cemeteries and funeral homes have at least one minority ethnic or religious group to which they want to appeal. St. Michael's Cemetery in Queens, New York, has them all. Well, maybe not all, but as the most diverse community in the United States, Queens presents the sales staff with a special challenge—and opportunity.

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Code: 
A1343

Giving Children the Gift of Faith

Date Published: 
February, 2006
Original Author: 
Heather Bansemer
Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, Washington
Original Publication: 
ICFM Magazine, February 2006

Want to make the end-of-the-year holidays more joyous?
Enlist your co-workers in an "Adopt a Family" program.

Ah ... the holidays. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is a joyous yet stressful time of year. Most people have parties to look forward to, packages to wrap, relatives to visit and traditions to follow.

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Code: 
A1340

The Cemetery as a Community Institution

Date Published: 
September, 1940
Original Author: 
Russell Knapp
Manager, Roselawn Memorial Park, Monroe, Michigan
Original Publication: 
1940-1941 Cemetery Handbook & Buyers' Guide

Since the earliest history of man, the mystery we know as death has been an event in the life of the individual held in reverence and awe. Even in the most savage tribes of which we have knowledge, the burial of the dead has been surrounded by many customs peculiar to the particular belief or religion of the tribe. From time immemorial, therefore, the cemetery has been a community institution of the utmost importance.

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Code: 
A1014

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