Qualifying For A Kingdom Hall Funeral

by minimus 25 Replies latest jw friends

  • frozen2018

    Do JW's actually have real funerals? I've been to some services, but they have been memorial services. I don't remember ever seeing a casket inside a Hall. Is bringing a casket inside against the rules? How about urns?

    When my Grandmother passed, her service wasn't allowed in the hall as she had never been dedicated. I guess that reason is a little understandable. She was a much loved part of the local congregation though. What I found irritating about the sermon...I mean talk...was when the elder explained to the gathered the reason the service wasn't held at the hall. WTF did that have to do with anything?

    I don't know why my Grandmother didn't get baptized. Personally I think it was a great move to decline that calling. What I do know is my Grandmother had more Grace in the tip of her little finger than most dedicated JW's have in their entire being.

    RIP Grandma. Twenty plus years on, you are missed by many.

  • eyeuse2badub

    If you arrive after the first 3 minutes of a jw funeral talk, you wouldn't even know who the memorial service is being conducted for because the deceased is never again mentioned.

    However, the sincere infomercial and warm recruitment exercise that follow that first 3 minutes are so very comforting to the mourners!

    Made me feel really empty when I gave memorial talks for people I knew.

    just saying!

  • Nrs83
    My parents who are JWs have already said they are to go straight to the crematorium when they go.... No service at the hall...they don't see the point...
  • john.prestor

    It's shameful to trot out the dead to convert their mourning friends and family. It's despicable beyond belief.

  • minimus

    It’s a sales pitch for 45 minutes of JW wonderfulness.🤮

  • My Name is of No Consequence
    My Name is of No Consequence

    I probably wouldn't qualify for a KH funeral.

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