Memorials & Funerals

The pastors, staff, prayer teams and the congregation of the Los Altos United Methodist Church extend our deepest sympathy to anyone who has lost a loved one. All of us wish to offer our services to you in your time of special need.

Our pastors will meet with you and your family to discuss your wishes for a service. We will assist you in selecting familiar hymns or scriptures or creating a fitting tribute and remembrance for your loved one.

We offer our Sanctuary or a smaller, more intimate space, with an organist or pianist and soloist to perform your favorite music. Our staff will assist in planning a memorial bulletin or reception on our campus, if you desire. Our Director of Food Services will meet with you to plan, suggest, and take care of all the details so you can concentrate on greeting your family and friends.

Our care for you continues after the day of the service. Our pastors are available for pastoral care and are able to refer you to other groups or professionals to assist you and your family in your time of grief. Please contact the church office (650-948-1083, ext. 152) for additional information or to schedule an appointment.



Columbarium at Los Altos UMCThrough centuries of Christian history, the churchyard has been a traditional place for burial. Our columbarium provides a peaceful, tranquil, place of beauty for the inurnment of ashes of members, their immediate families (spouses, children, parents), former members, long-term regularly attending friends of the church, and Methodist clergy. Benches and plantings provide a quiet place for meditation, reflection, and privacy for visitors. For easier access, the main entrance to this site is through a gate from the Foothill Expressway parking lot. This special site is also accessible from the Chapel Garden.

Please contact the church office (650-948-1083, ext 152) for additional information.