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How To Write A Funeral Program

Wondering how to write a funeral program?

The funeral program can be created by the funeral home or the church, however many of our visitors express surprise at how consoling it is to write the program. Searching for a favorite poem. That special song. A favorite Bible passage or reading.

If you are wondering how to write a funeral program, with some help from this site, you'll find it easier, and you'll be able to create a program that expresses how unique your loved one was.

  • The program typically includes:
  • Photo of the deceased
  • The name of the deceased
  • Date of Birth and Place of Birth
  • Date of Death and Place of Death
  • Date and Time and Place of Celebration of Life
  • Name of Person who is Officiating

For a non-religious celebration of life, things to consider including in the funeral program are:

If a religious ceremony, your minister will discuss with you:

  • Organ Prelude
  • Invocation
  • Bible Reading
  • Hymn Selection
  • Name of Person or Persons Giving The Eulogy
  • Name of Vocal Soloist
  • Benediction
  • Postlude Music


A Word by Word Guide for Sample Funeral Services

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