Few groups or organizations have their finger on the pulse of the local community better than area churches. E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home regularly partners with local churches to stay in touch with their Cleveland area communities, determine areas of need, and collaborate on solutions. Additionally, open communication and positive relationships between community church leaders and funeral directors has many benefits for both parishioners and families during their greatest times of need.
From prayer requests to individuals seeking counsel from religious leaders, communities bring their needs to their churches. While E. F. Boyd & Son may not be able to help every individual, they can reach out to the community at large by partnering with local churches. In this manner, they are able to reach a greater number of those in need, spread over a wider area.
When back to school rolls around, every school distributes a list of supplies that each child will need for the coming year. Unfortunately, not every family can afford all of these supplies. E. F. Boyd & Son, together with several churches in their Cleveland and Warrensville Heights communities, has been able to provide many families with these much needed back to school supplies, from backpacks to crayons to gift cards for uniforms by raising awareness, setting up donation opportunities, and more.
E. F. Boyd & Son‘s dedication to the church community does not end with community need. After the loss of a loved one, many people find themselves unable to carry the overwhelming weight of their grief alone. Grief support and counseling can be found in a number of different places, but especially in the church. If religious counsel is desired or support beyond what E. F. Boyd & Son’s compassionate staff can provide, they can assist the bereaved in connecting with a local church family or clergy member who can provide more in depth and ongoing care.
E. F. Boyd & Son must also be prepared to provide services for someone who may not have had a local church home. Despite not being regular attendees of a Cleveland area church, many families are comforted by the presence of clergy members at funerals, and prefer to have the service performed by someone from the church. By partnering with local churches and their leaders, and maintaining positive, personal relationships within the church community, E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home is able to ask their friends in the church to step in and assist with these services.
Communication is also central to the relationship between members of the clergy and funeral directors. When someone who has an established relationship with a clergy person, outside of already stressed and grieving family members, this may be the best person to assist a funeral director in planning a service that would reflect the wishes of the deceased. E. F. Boyd & Son understands that no two people are exactly the same, and therefore no two funerals will be exactly the same. Working in tandem with pastors, ministers, priests, and other religious leaders in the community allows the funeral directors to design a service that will meet the needs of the family and respect their traditions and runs smoothly.
E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home partners with local churches surrounding all three of their Cleveland area locations: East Cleveland, Cleveland, and Warrensville Heights. If you would like more information about E. F. Boyd & Son, please visit them online at www.EFBoyd.com or contact your nearest location listed below.
2165 East 89th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
15357 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
25900 Emery Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128