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Funeral Planning

Please read the files below as you begin to plan your loved one's funeral.

Our Deepest Condolences

First United Methodist Church offers its deepest condolences to you in this time of grief and loss. As Christians, we live in the hope and reality that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ – nothing in life; nothing in death. While we rejoice that your loved one has entered into the peace and presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with you. Our clergy, staff, and community offer their caring support and expertise to you and your family through these first difficult days. This care begins with the planning of the service to both celebrate the life of your loved one, and leaving space for you to grieve.

First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge has been conducting liturgy and rites of the Methodist church since 1834. While special requests may be considered, the time-honored traditions of our funeral services are designed to reflect God’s grace as refracted through the life of the deceased, and provide peace and comfort in this time of grief.

Areas available for Funerals

Aldrich chapel, comfortably seats 70 people.
Sanctuary, comfortably seats 900 people.

Columbarium Information

First United Methodist Church is home to a columbarium — a sacred space to memorialize loved ones. Information about the Columbarium can be found below.