When a loved one has passed away, a pastor will help you with the details of planning a Service of Witness to the Resurrection (funeral or memorial service). Planning for these types of services generally occur at the time of loss and while families are in somewhat of a crisis mode. Even though it is difficult to talk about death, what better gift can you give a loved one, than meeting with a pastor prior to an illness or death to assist you and your loved ones with ideas that would be meaningful for your service? Our When Death Occurs booklet offers guidance on advance planning.