Frequently Asked Questions
Q. If I am a member, can my relative's funeral service be held at First Missionary Baptist Church East Boyles?
YES, call the church office for more information.
Q. How do I inform the church of a death in my family?
Telephone the church at 205-849-7740 OR Log onto the church's website http://www.firstmissionarybaptistchurcheastboyles.org- Complete the Death Notification Form online.
Q. Who do I ask to speak with when I call the church office?
Ask to speak with the Pastor
Q. What is the difference between a funeral service and a memorial service?
A funeral service is a gathering of family and friends with the decease's body present. At a memorial service the body is not present.
Q. Can the church provide names of funeral homes to the family?
Yes, we can provide the names some funeral homes in the area or you can log onto the following website at: http://funeralnet.com.
Q. Is there a cost to have a funeral at FMBCEB?
Yes, all funerals incur church related funeral expenses (i.e, eulogist, soloist, musician, custodian and sound are applicable). The policy of First Missionary Baptist Church East Boyles is never to charge families for the use of the church facility for funerals. Repast/Collation expenses for the food if the deceased was not a church member or an immediate family member of a church member.
Q. Who selects the FMBCEB minister to do the eulogy?
The Pastor selects and/or approves the minister for the eulogy. Q. Can the family request a specific FMBCEB minister? Yes, however; the Senior Pastor has final approval.
Q. Can the family request a Minister from another church?
Yes, however the Pastor and/or Associate Pastor must speak with the minister before final approval.
Q. Who selects the menu for the repast/collation?
The kitchen ministry selects the repast menu. All menu suggestions/requests are reviewed on a case by case basis.
Q. Can the family prepare/supply the food for the repast?
Q. Does the church have a policy that prohibits cremation?
No, the church has no say regarding cremation if desired; the family must make the cremation arrangement with the funeral home.
Q. Will FMBCEB support a funeral service at the funeral home or another church?
Yes, a minister will discuss with the family any needed support.