Friends are reminded to "make provisions for the settlement of all outward affairs, while in health so that others may not be burdened and so that one may be freed to live more fully in the Truth". See Faith and Practice, 2018, pp 219-222. Each Friend has the responsibility to settle outward affairs, in good order, and make clear his or her memorial intentions and directions, so as to lighten the burden on family and Friends, at the time of her or his death.
This Memorial Intentions form is intended to help Third Haven Friends Meeting and your designated Personal Representative carry out your intentions and directions at the time of your death, with regard to a memorial service, under the care of the Meeting, burial, grave marker, plaque and any other of your intentions and directions. As of December 31, 2019, Third Haven Friends Meeting will no longer allow casket burials in the Meeting Burial Grounds.
This form can be a great help to those who will miss us when we are gone. A member of the Pastoral Care Committee can help you through the process of completing this form, as well as identifying sites for burial site, grave marker and/or plaque in the Meeting burial grounds. It will be placed in a confidential file until it is needed: Memorial Intentions form (PDF version), Memorial Intentions form (WORD version).