Rev. Dave Schlager, Pastor

Funeral / Memorial Services

The pastors, staff and the congregation of First United Methodist Church extend our deepest sympathy to anyone who has lost a loved one. All of us wish to offer our services to you in your time of special need.

Our pastors will meet with you and your family to discuss your wishes for a service. We will assist you in selecting familiar hymns or scriptures to create a fitting tribute and remembrance for your loved one.

We can offer our Sanctuary or a smaller, more intimate space, with an organist or pianist and soloist to perform your favorite music. If you desire, our staff will assist in planning a memorial bulletin or reception.


Through centuries of Christian history the churchyard has been a traditional place for burial. Our columbarium site provides a peaceful, tranquil place of beauty for the inurnment of ashes of members, their immediate families (spouses, children, parents), former members, long-term regularly attending friends of the church and Methodist clergy. Benches and plantings provide a quiet place for meditation, reflection and privacy for visitors. For easier access, the main entrance to this site is through a gate from the parking lot. A separate gate opens into this special site from the Chapel Garden. Please contact the Church Office to obtain policies, procedures and fee information.