Did you know . . . ?
• Most individuals never share their funeral or burial wishes with their family members. FCAWM members receive forms and instructions on how to communicate this information, sparing relatives from difficult, expensive decisions.
• The average cost of a conventional funeral in the U.S. is now over $6,500 — before you get to the cemetery!
FCAWM members learn how to purchase simpler services for a fraction of the cost.
• Embalming and fancy caskets are not required for cremation or burial.
FCAWM members avoid unnecessary procedures and expenses by pre-planning.
• Your safety deposit box is a poor place to store your funeral instructions.
FCAWM members learn who to notify before the time of death.
• When a body is not displayed, memorial services can be held almost anywhere.
FCAWM members learn about various options, including community halls, churches, synagogues and parks.
FAQ - Questions we have been asked about FCAWM
Q: Is the book Dealing Creatively with Death (14th edition) still available?
A: Yes; contact FCA in South Burlington, Vermont, at 1-800-765-0107.
Q: Does FCAWM hold final arrangements documents that might have been filed in the past by members of the late Springfield Memorial Society?
A: It is not clear to us whether this organization ever did maintain such files, but we do not have any files of that kind now.
Q: Does FCAWM have any special or discount arrangements with funeral providers for its members?
A: No; our priority at this time is to provide pricing information from area funeral homes through our biennial survey.