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Memorial Services

Memorial Services

Memorial services at RiverLakes are focused on the hope we have in Christ. We strive to maintain a demeanor and atmosphere which reflects Christ’s love and comfort to the grieving, and draws non-believers to a relationship with Christ. Our pastoral staff can help you to direct the service’s content, music, and personal reflections in this manner.

If you are interested in holding a memorial service on our campus or have questions, please contact the church office at (661) 589-9733.

Our Facilities

Our Main Auditorium seats approximately 675 if the entire sanctuary seating is used. The Community Center Auditorium seats approximately 400. We will do our utmost to accommodate your needs with the best fit possible. There are Cry Rooms in both buildings for parents with small children to be able to witness the service. We will reserve seats in the front of the church on the left-hand side for the immediate family.

Funeral Hostess

To assist you on the day of the memorial service, a church funeral hostess is provided for you. The funeral hostess will be available to answer any questions you have regarding the facilities and service. She will be on hand throughout the day to coordinate the many things that must be cared for so that the family can focus on remembering their loved one. Please be aware that the funeral hostess is not meant to fulfill the responsibilities of a funeral home. It is the family’s responsibility to hire an outside party to coordinate burial or cremation as well as guest book, programs, and any other items you wish to provide for your guests.

Reception – Bereavement

If you would like to have a reception after the service on our campus, we can help with that as well. Most receptions take place in the Community Center.

It is the family’s responsibility to order and purchase all food for the number of expected guests at your reception. RiverLakes will provide all drinks: iced tea, coffee, lemonade and water. We will also provide white cups, plates, napkins, and utensils. If you would like a different color, you will need to provide those on your own. 

Our memorial hospitality team will be available an hour before the service to coordinate your reception and be available for all food deliveries. We will keep cold food refrigerated until it is close to the start time of your reception. Our hospitality team will arrange all food and desserts on tables with colored tablecloths of your choosing.

After the reception is over, we kindly ask that you take all flowers, personal belongings, and leftover food from the reception as you go.

We pray and hope that you can find comfort in Christ during this difficult time. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10