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    • grief funerals and memorials,
    • Christian faith,
    • pastoral care,
    • end-of-life ministry,
    • pastoral ministry,
    • the afterlife

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The Pastor’s Complete Memorial Guidebook
by David M Carmichael

The Pastor's Complete Memorial Guidebook is designed to give clergy insight on all aspects of death and dying and to offer templates and materials with which they can plan and conduct memorial services. Formed as a result of personal experience in dealing with end-of-life care, the contents within this guide are both inspirational and practical. David Carmichael weaves his own story into this holistic manual, describing his experience of loss and his work in pastoral care. In a straightforward and encouraging manner, he presents the great hope of Christians in the face of death, and he also walks his readers through the process of dying, grief, and planning for a memorial. Replete with templates, sermon outlines, suggested funeral liturgies, scriptures, and hymns, this personal and practical guide will serve as a valuable tool and companion to men and women in all stages of their pastoral calling.

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David Carmichael is a licensed member of the clergy with a Master of Education and a Doctor of Ministry degree. He and his wife, Barbara, have served at Peace Portal Alliance Church as Pastors of Crisis and End of Life Care for the last nine years. During that time, they have either conducted or planned over 150 memorial or graveside services. The Carmichaels live in beautiful White Rock/South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. For information about bulk orders or other questions, please email


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