Holiday Island Community Church
Holiday Island Community Church

GUIDELINES FOR FUNERAL & MEMORIAL SERVICES

FACILITIES

THE HICC IS A CHRISITAN CHURCH. THEREFORE ALL FUNERAL OR MEMORIAL SERVICES THAT ARE CONDUCTED IN THE SANCT1JARY OF THE CHURCH SHALL BE A CHRISTIAN SERVICE.

THE CAPACITY OF THE CHURCH IS ABOUT 300 PEOPLE.

THE COOK CENTER/HALLER HALL HAS A SEATING CAPACITY Of ABOUT 200 PEOPLE.

RESERVING THE FACILITIES

TO RESERVE THE CHURCH FOR A FUNERAL OR MEMORIAL SERVICE THE APPLICANT SHALL SCHEDULE THE CHURCH OR HALL BY .CALLING THE CHURCH'S OFFICE AT 479 253-8200

OFFICIANT

THE HICC PASTOR OFFICIATES AT ALL FUNERALS AND MEMORIAL SERVICES HELD AT THE CHURCH. THE PASTOR IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR INTERNMENT SERVICES. A CHANGE TO THE OFFICIANT MAY OCCUR
ONLY WITH PERMISSION OF THE HICC PASTOR.

PLANNING THE SERVICE

THE PLANNING FOR THE SERVICE SHALL BE RESERVED FOR THE PASTOR. FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS AS FOLLOWS:

SELECTING PEOPLE TO OFFER BRIEF REMEMBRANCES

SUGGESTING READINGS FOR THE SERVICE

SUGGESTIONS AS TO MUSIC AND HYMNS FOR THE SERVICE
SELECTING PALLBEARERS, IF NECESSARY

A REQUEST FOR MILITARY HONORS IS DONE THROUGH THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S AGENCY.

MUSIC

THE CHURCH ORGAN1ST WILL PLAY THE ORGAN AT ALL FUNERALS UNLESS THE ORGANIST GIVES PERMISSION FOR ANOTHER ORGANIST. VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL RENDERINGS MUST BE COORDINATED THROUGH THE PASTOR AND KEYBOARDIST.

FLOWERS AND DECORATIONS

SCHEDULE THE DELIVERY OF All FLOWERS WITH THE CHURCH OFFICE. PHOTOS AND· OTHER ITEMS MAY BE DISPLAYED IN THE ENTRANCE OF THE CHURCH OR IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL.

NOTHING IS TO BE ATTACHED TO ANY WALL OR FLOOR SURFACE.

ALL FLOWERS AND DECORATIONS ARE TO BE REMOVED SHORTLY AFTER THE SERVICE.

RECEPTIONS

HALLER HALL IS AVAILABLE FOR A RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE SERVICE. RESERVATION OF THE HALL IS MADE THROUGH THE CHURCH OFFICE. THE CHURCH COMMITTEE ON MEALS CAN BE ASKED TO PROVIDE A REPAST. ANY FOOD OR BEVERAGE NOT PROVIDED BY THE CHURCH COMMITTEE SHALL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE RECEPTION.

IF THE FAMILY DESIRES FURTHER MEAL OPTIONS, IT WILL BE COORDINATED WITH THE MINISTRY COMMISSION.

1F INTERESTED IN RECEPTION OR MEALS CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE.

SERVICE PROGRAMS

A STANDARDIZED HAND-OUT MAY BE PROVIDED BY THE CHURCH IF ARRANGED THROUGH THE PASTOR.

FEES AND HONORARIA

THERE IS NO FEE FOR THE USE OF THE FACILITIES.

A RECOMMENDED HONORARIUM OF NO LESS THAN $100.00 BE GIVEN TO THE ORGANIST. IF THIS IS A FINANCIAL BURDEN THE HICC WILL GIVE THE HONORARIA

AN HONORARIUM FOR THE PASTOR IS AT THE FAMILY DISCRETION.

INSTRUMENTALIST OR VOCALISTS IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FAMILY. A RECOMMENDED HONORARIUM OF NO LESS THAN $50.00 IS SUGGESTED.

ADOPTED BY CHURCH COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 21, 2015

Holiday Island Community Church
188 Stateline Drive
PO Box 3055
Holiday Island, Arkansas 72631

 

Phone: 479-253-8200
E-mail: rbrucel@cox.net