Death is often a very painful time for family members and friends. They often turn to their local church at this time. They seek comfort from other church members. The church also provides funeral services at the church and the grave site. Even if the family has not been part of the church, they will often be provided with this service. The policy of most churches is that people should always be commended into God's hands. That is why they will hold services for even those that did not attend their church.
Many churches have been in the same place for centuries. There is often no room left in the churchyard for any more burials. Many offer to help grieving families find a place for their loved one at other area facilities. This is a service offered to help families get past this step of saying good-bye to a family member.