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.


  • Begins
    08 Nov

    Year-End Savings Event

    Pre-arrange now and take advantage of these great offers for a limited time: 15% off funeral, cremation and cemetery plans* Additional 5% off for Veterans and First Responders* Convenient monthly payments* 36 month interest rebate*  Call 510.400.7466 today to save!   Request more information about these special offers:     *Offer ends December 31, 2018. Applies to

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  • 16 Dec

    Afternoon of Remembrance

    Light a candle in memory of your loved ones and place an ornament on our holiday tree. Enjoy readings and musical performances while snacking on light refreshements. Sunday, December 16, 2018 1 pm Reflection Chapel To light a candle in honor of your loved ones, please contact Miriam Bedolla at 510.400.8532 or by email at

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  • Memorializing Your Loved One: Choosing a Grave Marker 

    Memorializing Your Loved One: Choosing a Grave Marker 

    When you’re planning a funeral, there are many factors to consider. The visitation, funeral service, casket and many other factors must be carefully considered. The grave marker is one of the more important.   There are so many memorialization options — from flat markers to statuary — that it may seem overwhelming at first. It might help to understand some of the terminology as

  • Looking through a Crystal Ball: Funerals in the Future

    Looking through a Crystal Ball: Funerals in the Future

    Funerals continue to evolve as our society changes. It’s impossible to know exactly what will happen next, but by evaluating trends we can get a fairly good idea.   Here are some predictions from experts about the future of funerals:   New traditions will be established. Increasingly, the focus will be on personalization, and people will move from the traditional funeral

  • Preplanning: Your Funeral, Your Way

    Preplanning: Your Funeral, Your Way

    When you’re thinking about preplanning your funeral, consider all the possibilities, no matter how unusual. Take some time to really think about how you’d like the service to unfold and how your personality could be represented. Write down your ideas and talk to a funeral director about which ones are feasible.   To get you started, here are some interesting ideas

  • Love and Loss: Living Through the Anniversaries

    Love and Loss: Living Through the Anniversaries

    The loss of a loved one is painful, but there are certain days that are worse than others. For most people, birthdays and holidays are hard. For those who are grieving, anniversaries of the loss can be especially painful.   If you’re struggling to cope with grief, try to have a plan for how you’ll deal with feelings that arise on these special

  • Funerals Evolve as the Over-50s Embrace Technology  

    Funerals Evolve as the Over-50s Embrace Technology  

    Technology was largely the domain of the young in the past. Many older people didn’t want to take it on because it seemed too complicated, and it was the younger generation who understood technology and lived by the trends. Today, however, everything is changing.   Older people are much more comfortable with technology than ever before. They

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