Burials & End of Life

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Completing the Circle of Life

Though we wish a long, healthy, and happy life for everyone, those of us at Sandy Spring Meeting also know the realities of the circle of life require all of us to be thoughtful about the future. The Ministry and Council Committee is responsible for all memorial services held in the Meeting House (what we call Memorial Meeting for Worship).

The time of one’s death is a challenging time for many reasons, and Sandy Spring Meeting wants to be a spiritual and practical resource at those times. Additionally, there are numerous pieces of information that need to be gathered quickly and easily to inform the many important decisions that need to be made in that moment.

It is important to be preparing this final information now. Survivors will need some of this information as will the Meeting. For that purpose, we have prepared Completing the Circle of Life: Preparing for the End of One’s Life, a Practical Guide. We also have available forms with which you can convey your wishes to the Meeting and to your family. These are available in both a printable version and a version that can be filled in electronically by clicking on the links below:

Completing the Circle of Life: Preparing for the End of One’s Life, a Practical Guide (full guide)

Fillable PDF Forms – To be completed on your computer, printed, and mailed to the Sandy Spring Meeting office.

Forms to print, complete by hand, and mail to the Sandy Spring Meeting office.

If you need to schedule a memorial service, please call the Meeting office at 301-774-9792 or email the Ministry and Council Committee at ministry@sandyspring.org.