News & Events

Chapel of the Chimes Hayward takes pride in having been a dedicated member of this community since 1872. As part of our commitment to giving back, we sponsor several community outreach and charity events throughout the year. We invite you to check in regularly to get details about upcoming events and learning opportunities.

Events

  • 28 May

    Memorial Day Ceremony

    We welcome family and friends this Memorial Day of Remembrance. Master Ceremonies Honor Guest Speaker Chaplin Pipe Band Color Guard National Anthem Followed By The Wreath Presentation Recognize Special Guest and Dignitaries Salute to the Armed Forces Rifle Salute Taps Dove Release Pipe Band Retire the Colors Special Recognition Download the Memorial Day Ceremony Agenda

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News

  • How the Internet has Changed the Obituary

    How the Internet has Changed the Obituary

    Over the past few decades, the internet has made it increasingly easy to stay in touch. Email and social media keep us connected, and even obituaries are now often found in an online format. There’s also the opportunity to sign virtual guest books long after the funeral is over. There are definite advantages when you

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  • How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Planning a Funeral

    How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Planning a Funeral

    Planning a funeral can be a daunting task, especially because it’s usually done at a time of stress when a loved one has died. Many people don’t understand why a funeral is necessary, so they plan out of a sense of duty. This is a common mistake, and it’s not the only one. A funeral

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  • Using Technology to Gather for a Funeral

    Using Technology to Gather for a Funeral

    One of the wonderful things about modern life is the connection afforded us by technology. We live in a society with the technology to link people who are continents apart, and it’s easy to connect even across many miles. Have you considered, though, how this technology might be used for a funeral? Funerals are not

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  • How a Video Tribute Can Help in the Healing Process

    How a Video Tribute Can Help in the Healing Process

    When you’re planning a funeral, there’s much to consider. Whether you have an immediate need or are preplanning for yourself, you’ll have to think about all the little details that make an end-of-life service meaningful. In addition to music and readings, a video tribute is one of the most wonderful ways to honor the person

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  • Funeral Food: What’s on the Menu Globally?

    Funeral Food: What’s on the Menu Globally?

    No matter where you are in the world, you’ll find that eating before or after a funeral is a tradition. From wakes to receptions, people gather to share memories and commune over food. The fare varies from culture to culture, and food can be comforting, symbolic, or both. In Vietnam, it is traditional to have

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