If you’re preparing funeral arrangements for a relative or friend, we are here to help. We hope that this information will help in making the days ahead as clear as they can be. We ask that God would give you His comfort and strength during this most difficult time.

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What to do first

  • Schedule a pastor for the service. Call Vineyard Cincinnati at (513) 671-0422 Ext. 393. 
  • Our pastors are available to preside over services at a local off-site location or the Chapel on our campus. 
  • Select and make an appointment with a funeral home.

We offer the following services in our Chapel:

  • A Vineyard pastor will conduct the funeral or memorial service.
  • An audio visual/sound technician and a funeral coordinator will be provided.
  • The use of the Chapel, capacity approximately 350.

Music, Programs and Slideshows

  • We have a sound system in our Chapel which will allow for live musicians during the funeral service. We are unable to contact or schedule musicians.
  • We also have a large screen in the Chapel on which a PowerPoint presentation can be played. Our Sound Tech can be available to play the presentation during the funeral service, but we are unable to make the PowerPoint presentation for you.
  • We are unable to print funeral programs. Programs can be printed through your funeral home or by going through a local printing shop.

Minimum of 72 hours required to make all of these arrangements and provide your family with a meaningful service that honors your loved one well.

Funeral Homes

Families considering cremation should know that all funeral homes are able to accommodate these requests. Any questions concerning cremation can be easily and respectfully answered by any funeral home.

All individuals and businesses listed here have provided services at Vineyard Cincinnati. Check out your local telephone directory for additional service providers.

Avance Funeral Home
4976 Winton Rd.
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 829-6257
fax (513) 829-2362

Gilligan Funeral Homes
8225 Montgomery Rd.
Kenwood, OH 45236
(513) 891-8373

Frederick Funeral Homes
2553 Banning Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45239
(513) 522-3700

Ivey Funeral Home at Rose Hill Burial Park
2565 Princeton Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 894-9206

Paul Young Funeral Home
7345 Hamilton Ave.
Mt. Healthy, OH 45231
(513) 521-9303

Radel Funeral Home and Crematory
5950 Kellogg Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45228
(513) 231-2000
fax: (513) 231-1800

Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home
10980 Reading Rd. and 8633 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 948-1113
fax: (513) 948-0014

Thomas Hall and Jordan Funeral Homes
11400 Winton Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45240
(513) 742-3600
fax: (513) 674-2467

Vorhis Funeral Homes
Norwood (513) 631-4884
Springdale (513) 771-2594

Webster Funeral Home
3080 Homeward Way
Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 942-3293

Decisions to Make

These are some decisions to make when planning a funeral:

  • Time of service
  • Location of service
  • Type of service: memorial, funeral, military
  • Use of chapel
  • Care of the body
  • Music
  • Burial site
  • Newspaper obituary
  • Pallbearers
  • Guest book
  • Photos/keepsakes
  • Flowers
  • Poems/quotes
  • Opportunities for donations

Obituary Information Needed

The following information is often needed for the funeral home and the newspaper:

  • Deceased name
  • Date of birth
  • Location of birth
  • Last residence
  • Date passed away
  • Location of death
  • Date of service
  • Burial location
  • Survived by

Order of Service

This is our suggested order of service:

  • Greeting
  • Scripture
  • Prayer
  • Song/music
  • Sharing by friends, relatives and small group members
  • Message
  • Closing prayer
  • Graveside comments