Scheduling Memorials

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Scheduling Funerals & Memorials

Please contact the Church Office at 405-424-2186 to inform the church of any deaths in your family

We understand the difficulties and challenges that families navigate through during bereavement. To help families in some of the important aspects of planning an honorable celebration of life for their loved ones, we have set up guidelines for funeral services held at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Scheduling Funeral and Memorial Services 

  • The sanctuary is available for funerals and memorials at no charge for members of the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church and family members in their immediate household (parent, spouse, children, siblings, grandparent, or grandchild). 
  • All services must be approved and on the church calendar.  It is important to have the time and date confirmed with the church before finalizing the date and time of services with the funeral home.
  • While every effort will be made to accommodate your request, there may be some instances where previously scheduled events cannot be preempted. 

Funeral and Memorial Program 

  • If requested, Pastor Douglas will officiate and deliver the eulogy as his schedule permits. 
  • Associate Ministers are available for the scripture reading and the prayer upon request. 
  • When Pastor Douglas is unavailable, he will assign an Associate Minister to officiate and deliver the eulogy. 
  • If the family requests another minister to deliver the eulogy, Pastor Douglas must approve the minister prior to the printing of the program
  • Any person on the program to speak from the pulpit for scripture, prayer, or clergy remarks must be approved by Pastor Douglas. 
  • If you wish to have remarks made during the funeral service, it is required that you designate those name(s) on the printed program. 
  • Remarks should be limited to no more than three individuals. 
  • There will be no open remarks.
  • Special words, poem readings, and tributes are all considered as remarks.
  • We ask that a copy of the program be submitted to the church at least two (2) days before, prior to being printed; to ensure that the program can be followed as printed during the service. 

Musical Selections 

  •  If scheduling permits, one of the church musicians and or soloists may be available. Selections may be limited by repertoire and the availability of musicians and/or singers. 
  • All selections performed by outside singers and musicians must be approved prior to the service through the church office.
  • Any recorded music the family wishes to be played must be submitted at least three (3) days prior to the service to ensure compatibility with our audio-visual equipment and approved by the Audio-Visual Team. 

Resolutions and Acknowledgements 

  •  Our standard policy is to read no more than three (3) resolutions and acknowledge all remaining resolutions. 
  • All resolutions will be given to funeral directors to be given to the family. 

 Video Tributes 

  • All videos (on a DVD) must be submitted at least three (3) days prior to the service to ensure compatibility with our audio-visual equipment and approved by the Audio-Visual Team. 

Recessional 

  • Currently, there will be no parting viewing after the service.
  • Attendees will be dismissed by the Ushers row by row beginning in the back of the sanctuary.

 Interment 

  •  Pastor Douglas or a member of the ministerial staff may be available for the committal service. 
  •  Please notify the church of the location for the interment. 
  •  Our standard practice is to perform the commitment at the church when the interment is outside of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area or in cases of inclement weather. 

 Please Remember 

We will do our very best to honor your requests as you celebrate the life of your loved one.  Our goal is to bring glory and honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as we minister to you, encourage you, and offer Christian support during your time of bereavement. 

 ALL FUNERAL AND MEMORIAL SERVICES SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH 

THE DOCTRINE AND PRACTICES OF THE GREATER MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH.

 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the following restrictions and guidelines are currently in place:

  • Masks or face coverings are required for entry and while in the building. 
  • Temperature checks may be required prior to entry into the building.
  • There will be a maximum occupancy of 150 persons enforced, and no reentry allowed.
  • Funeral attendees may be asked to wait outside until after the family has arrived and has been seated.
  • Currently, there will be no parting viewing after the service. 
  • Attendees will be dismissed row by row beginning in the back of the sanctuary. 
  • Currently, the traditional repast has been suspended. A repast meal can be delivered to the family’s home or another local location. 

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