Taking care of the dead

I found two resources to bookmark if you are in pastoral ministry or are taking care of someone who may soon die.

  • Consumerist has an article today about taking care of the financial matters of the deceased. Not easy stuff, but better to be prepared. “HOWTO: Handle Closing Dead People’s Accounts”
  • Navy member? I found a PDF document about who gets benefits and what ceremonies are appropriate. Plus charts. I love charts. Very spelled out and logical, which like well-organized funerals and memorial services can be a great comfort when one feels weak. Not everything is useful for civilians (who aren’t the target readership) but fun reading (if you like that kind of thing). Navy Military Funerals (PDF file)

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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