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Memorials at Unity Village

We understand the loss of a loved one can be an emotional experience. Our team can assist you in creating a celebration of life or memorial service that allows you to say goodbye in a way that is meaningful and honors the faith traditions you hold dear.

Whether you want to create an intimate gathering or a large celebration, our goal is to make the experience as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

Testimonial

“Sue's day was absolutely perfect. It was exactly what we needed to let the healing begin. You made a difficult day remarkably stress-free for us.”—Pat Majesky

Customize Your Service

  • Sacred Spaces. Unity Village offers a variety of indoor or outdoor locations for memorial services.
  • Officiant. You may bring your own minister or select from our list of qualified officiants.
  • Reception. Full-service, on-site catering is available.
  • On-Site Accommodations. Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center, an award-winning boutique hotel, as well as two Airbnbs, Fillmore Manor and Hummingbird Vista, are available on grounds for those who may be traveling.
  • Live-streaming. Broadcast the memorial to family and friends who are unable to attend.

Alternatives to a Formal Service

Eternal Gardens. Ashes may be spread in one of the many gardens on the Unity Village campus. A donation is recommended for scatterings. Reserve time in one of the gardens by calling 816-251-3511.

Personalized Pavers. The Rose Garden at Unity Village has always been a place where life is celebrated. Many families choose to honor the memory of their loved ones with a personalized brick paver placed in the Unity Village Rose Garden.

Sacred Spaces

Eternal Gardens

For questions or to schedule a memorial service or ash scattering, contact us at 816-251-3511 or use our form.

Office Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday
By Appointment on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Resources for Planning a Service

Below you will find some considerations you will want to think through as you plan a memorial for your loved one.

  • What do you want the service to look like? Is it a traditional service officiated by a minister, a happy hour reception with a dance floor, or something in between?
  • Whom do you want to speak? Do you want to have friends and family tell stories about your loved one’s life, or would you prefer a minister do most of the speaking?
  • Do you want an officiant? Officiants help arrange the order of service and incorporate any special requests you and your family may have.
  • What kinds of readings would you like? Is there a certain poem or scripture that was special to your loved one?
  • What kind of music would you like? Music is a healing component of any celebration of life. Do you prefer live music, a soloist, a music playlist, or even a dance party?
  • Do you want a reception? Following the memorial service, do you want to gather friends and family to look at photos and share stories?

Potential Resources to Include

Bible Readings

  • John 14:27
  • Psalm 46:1-10
  • Philippians 4:7
  • Psalm 23

Poems

Music

  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • “Tears in Heaven,” Eric Clapton
  • “I’ll Be Seeing You,” Billie Holiday
  • “My Way,” Frank Sinatra
  • “You Raise Me Up,” Josh Groban
  • “Spirit in the Sky,” Norman Greenbaum
  • “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  • “I Can Only Imagine,” MercyMe
  • “Angel,” Sarah McLachlan
  • “Wind Beneath My Wings,” Bette Midler

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