Condolences to Pastor at Death of Parent

Dear

On behalf of the leadership and congregation here at (NAME OF CHURCH), I wanted to extend our sincere condolences upon the passing of your (MOTHER/FATHER).

We have seen you come to our comfort and aid so many times in the past as you have served so faithful in your ministry call to Pastor this congregation. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Happy New Year!

I wanted to take a moment to send you a note to let you know I’m thinking of you as you look forward into the new year ahead.

I realize this would be a time for the sharing of new plans, goals and dreams about the future with your (HUSBAND/WIFE), but this is the first year in some time you face the future without them. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Christmas Greetings!

I wanted to take a moment to send you this letter to let you know I will be thinking of you, as well as praying for you as you go through this Christmas Season for the first time in many years without (NAME OF PERSON WHO DIED DURING YEAR).

Promise after promise of God’s presence is shared throughout the Word of God, and one of the most beautiful is a prophecy found in Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

With this being the first Wedding Anniversary you will spend since the passing of your wife/husband, I want to assure you that we are thinking of you, and praying that God will undergird you with His strength.

I realize that nothing can ever really replace the love in your heart that you feel for your husband/wife that you were married to until his/her passing.  Dreams shared, mountains climbed, valleys crossed, and much more was part of that special relationship that you enjoyed. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

I just wanted to take a moment to send you a note to thank you for the honor of ministering at your (loved one’s) funeral, as well as to offer my sincerest condolences to you.  I know that we hold a great assurance that we will see our saved loved ones again even as we stay faithful to Christ.  I’m really not sure how people make it through this life without that realization. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear _______________,

As the world prepares to enjoy the birth of our savior joyously, we cannot help realize this is your first Christmas after the untimely death of your wife. We all know this is a very difficult time for you. We pray diligently to the Lord who sustained you in the past year to help you during this time of reflection. We know how you and your wife used to enjoy this wonderful time of the year with numerous festive celebrations and charity acts. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

While the church prepares diligently to celebrate this wonderful time of the year in which we celebrate the birth of our Savior, I cannot help but realize that this year is the first Christmas you have without your beloved (Father/Mother). Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Jesus is Alive!  These words have brought hope to generations of people since that first Resurrection morning when Jesus rose from the grave and showed Himself to the hopeful and yes, even the doubtful. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

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Sick/Terminally Ill

I write to you briefly to let you know that I am praying for you during this difficult moment in your life that you battle this terrible disease.

All of our hearts here at First Christian Church go out to you, and while we may not be able to take all of your pain “away”, we trust that our Lord will be a wonderful source of comfort and strength to you. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

(Note: Some churches send out Sympathy notes to families after reading of the death of loved ones in the obituaries.  Letters such as this may be used thoughtfully and prayerfully).

I wanted to take a moment to send you this note on behalf of the congregation of First Christian Church to express our sympathy upon hearing of the loss of your child ____________. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!