2019 Blue Christmas

 A Blue Christmas Service will be held at St. Paul United Church of Christ on Saturday, December 21st at 7:00 pm.  On the longest night of the year, this service is a space of worship and healing for those who experience grief and difficulty during the holiday season. This service will be candle lit, and will include music, prayer, and space for reflection. Come as you are, and know that you are not alone when things feel difficult.



Funeral Packages


To help you understand the cost of a funeral at Cole Funeral Chapel, we have created three sample funeral packages.  These are illustrations only, please talk to us for your personalized quote.  The packages do not include outside charges because they can vary widely and we do not control those costs, but we have shown outside costs that are typical for each type of funeral.


       Deluxe Funeral  (best casket, best vault, full services)

        Mid-Range Funeral  (middle range casket, simple vault, full services)

       Economy Funeral  (minimum casket & vault, simple one-day service)

Community Service of Remembrance

A community Service of Remembrance  is being held on Sunday, Nov. 17, 3:00 pm in the dining room of  St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Chelsea.  This non-denominational service is open to anyone who has lost a loved one in the past year.  Although it starts at 3 pm, we encourage families to come a few minutes early to write down the name and a brief memory of the loved one you wish to remember.  The service, which is expected to last approximately one hour, will consist of speakers who will discuss grief during the holidays, reading of the names of those who have passed away, and lighting candles in their memory.  Each grieving family will be presented with a personalized memorial angel ornament.  After the service, light refreshments will be provided, along with a time to share memories and experiences.  Brochures about coping with the holidays will be available.  There is no cost for the program, and pre-registration is not required.  Questions may be addressed to  Allen Cole at 475-1551.

Useful Websites

Sesame Street: Children's Grief

Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children's story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together. Click here for more information.


Full Circle Grief Center

This manual has been created and produced by professionals from Full Circle and brings together all of the available local resources as well as age-appropriate grief education. This manual is a resource to be utilized by professionals, grieving families, and those supporting those who are grieving. Click here for access to the manual. 


Unspoken Grief

This site is for anyone touched by perinatal grief and offers everyone the opportunity to share their grief and heal through writing. Many personal stories of dealing with grief and lets the reader know they are not alone. Click here for more details. 


Center for Loss and Transition

Founded in 1983 by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, the Center for Loss and Life Transition is dedicated to “companioning” grieving people as they mourn significant transitions and losses that transform their lives. We help mourners, by walking with them in their unique life journeys, and both professional and lay caregivers, by serving as an educational resource and professional forum. Click here for more details.


Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

This website has a great variety of resources for survivors of suicide. Click here for more information. 


Scholastic: Children and Grief

Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe. Click here for information on their children and grief support materials.