A non-religious order of service is a program that does not contain any religious content. It is a funeral or memorial services to honour and remember the life of someone who has passed away.
Here is an example of a non-religious order of service:
- The first page contains the name of the person who has passed away, their birthdate, and the date they passed away.
- The family or service celebrant will welcome everyone who has come to remember and celebrate the person’s life.
- A poem, quote, or other meaningful reading may be shared to help everyone remember the person and reflect on their life.
- A speech or tribute will be given to the person who has passed away. This will talk about their life, their accomplishments, and the ways they touched the lives of others.
- Music selections may be played, such as songs that were important to the person or that have a special meaning to the family.
- Everyone will observe a moment of silence or have some time to reflect on the person’s life and what they meant to everyone.
- Family members, friends, or colleagues may share stories or memories about the person who has passed away.
- The family or service leader will give a closing message, thanking everyone for coming and remembering the person’s life.
- The program will express gratitude to those who helped with the service or supported the family.
- There may be information about any planned reception or gathering after the service.
A non-religious order of service can be customized to suit the wishes of the family or the beliefs of the person who has passed away. It is a way to honour and celebrate their life and the impact they had on the people around them.