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alking alongside you in your season of grief

The death of a loved one ushers in a cascading well of complex emotions. In the shock of grief, planning a funeral or memorial service to honor, remember, and celebrate loved ones who have passed away can feel overwhelming. Willow Creek assists families during these difficult times by providing support, comfort, and help in designing a meaningful memorial service or funeral.

Willow Creek's funeral team offers officiants (pastors) who can help you plan your loved one's memorial or funeral, and who can lead the service, whether it's held in Willow Creek's Chapel or another area location. To begin the process of planning your loved one's service, call (847) 765-5000, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.


Response Pastors
(847) 765-5000


After the loss of a loved-one, many people experience thoughts and questions around life and death. Finding Hope After Your Loss is designed to help guide you through those thoughts and questions to a place of hope and comfort.

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Need Grief Support?

Here are three resouces to help you navigate your loss:

REBUILD: Life after loss | This Wednesday-night grief & loss workshop provides comfort, hope, and practical tools to help you naviagte your grief in healthy ways. REBUILD is offered each spring and fall. Learn more

Grief counseling | Willow Creek’s Counselor Referral Network (CRN) includes a number of skilled, compassionate therapists who specialize in helping people process a significant loss. To get a referral for CRN therapists, simply call the church and ask to speak with a Response Pastor, who can send you contact information for grief therapists in your area, who take your insurance.

9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday | 847-765-5000

Speak with a Response Pastor | Not sure what your next step should be? Call to speak with one of Willow’s skilled, compassionate Response Pastors, who will listen to your story, help you discern next steps, and pray with you.

9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday | 847-765-5000