Riviera UCC provides a serene space for funerals and memorials. We offer many different space use packages, as well as the services of our Pastor at other locations should you require them.

Our building has over 50,000 square feet of usable indoor space, as well as a full-service kitchen, a professional audio/visual booth and extra tables and chairs. The building is located on 20 acres of natural Florida fauna, should you wish to hold your event outdoors.

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Frequently Asked questions about Funerals and Memorial Services

Does your pastor conduct memorial or funeral services?

Yes. Our pastor, Rev. Scott Elliott, is available to officiate at both memorial and funeral services provided the service is
planned on a day he is available.

How do we arrange for your pastor to conduct a memorial or funeral service?

Call our church office (723-3963) and arrange a meeting with Rev. Elliott.

What typically happens after we set up a meeting with the pastor?

Typically the pastor meets with the family, shares in their sorrow and tries to provide comfort in their time of need. If
needed he also tries to arrange for time, date and size of the service. He asks questions about the loved one and listens
carefully to answers. He then creates a service that celebrates the life of the person described. Rev. Elliott is known for
services that not only celebrate the life of the lost one, but capturing the essence of who they were, as well as bringing a
strong sense of the Sacred to the service.

Can additional meetings be arranged?

Additional meetings and assistance can be arranged.

What part of the service is the pastor responsible for?

Rev. Elliott handle the words and order of the service and officiates over the service. Unless otherwise agreed to the
family is responsible for all other portions of the memorial, funeral, disposition and/or reception.

Do we need to be members of your church?

No. The family need not be members of Riviera United Church of Christ to have Rev. Elliott officiate at a service or for
use of the church facilities.

Can we hold the service at Riviera United Church of Christ?

In addition to Rev. Elliott’s services, Riviera United Church of Christ has a beautiful church sanctuary for services.

Will the pastor perform the ceremony outside of the church?

Rev. Elliott will perform memorial and funeral services at our church or in another location the family chooses and
arranges with the pastor.

What are the fees?

For non-members the pastor’s honorarium for a memorial or funeral held within 10 miles of the church is $220. Additional
costs will be charged for further travel or time required for out of the ordinary requests. (See below for full fee schedule.)

What do we do next?

Please call Riviera United Church of Christ to set up an appointment or for more information on memorials and funeral

Service Fee Schedule

non-locked facilities except kitchen

Additional facility usage time $110.00 per hour

Pastoral Honorarium (Includes meeting with family and officiating services) $220.00
Note: Travel and additional meetings may increase this cost.

Additional chair set-up or configuration $25.00 per hour*

Music Director Services $50.00 per hour*

Additional Musicians Agreed Cost

Lights/Sound Board Operation $25.00 per hour*
(Required with use of board)

Cleaning Deposit $50.00
(refunded upon satisfactory cleaning of the facilities and properly locked facility)

NOTE: Any use of the facility or equipment not agreed to in the rental contract will result in 1.5 times the above fees for the space and/or equipment improperly used by renter and/or its guests.


RUCC Rental Contract