More forgo clergy-led funerals for those by secular ‘celebrants’
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

funeralsx-small”A growing number of people want to celebrate a loved one’s life at a funeral or memorial service without clergy.”

Bill McQueen discusses the trend of pastoral-style secular celebrants who deliver unique personalized eulogies without the rituals of institutional religion in this feature story in USA Today on August 19, 2009.

Anderson-McQueen Wins National Award
Monday, June 1st, 2009

Anderson-McQueen won the 2009 Lincoln Heritage Funeral Planning Distinguished Partner Award during the organization’s annual meeting in Costa Rica last month. Lincoln Heritage’s mission is to partner with leading funeral homes nationwide to help families prearrange their final wishes. This award is given annually to a partner funeral home that exhibits a high level of dedication to their field, while compassionately supporting the many families they serve. ‘

‘We receive a lot of feedback from families about the services provided by our funeral homes,” said Craig Vogel, Executive Vice President, Lincoln Heritage Funeral Planning. ”We rarely see as much positive feedback as we do consistently with Anderson-McQueen.”

Anderson McQueen was recognized for the outstanding level of service they provide to families in their community while working diligently to help more families prepare for one of the most challenging times in their lives. Their commitment to service is also evidenced by the various civic, service and religious-based groups of which they are a part.

Funeral pre-planning segment on the Today Show
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Pre-planning and unique options for funeral services were featured in a Today Show segment on Thursday, April 2nd.

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