Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward offers a complete selection of
Funeral, Memorial, Burial, and Cremation Services. With a 61 acre
cemetery, we serve all faiths and cater to all cultural traditions.

Chung Yeung at Chapel of the Chimes Hayward

Chung Yeung Hayward

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We would like to thank everyone that participated in Chapel of the Chimes Hayward’s annual Chung Yeung festival. Chapel of the Chimes celebrated with traditional food, lion dancers, kite flying, and the blessing of the altar. Chung Yeung origins date back to the Han Dynasty era. The festival is a Chinese custom which pays tribute to their ancestors. The holiday is also known as the Autumn Remembrance which falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese Lunar calendar. Chapel of the Chimes celebrated with their own unique event schedules to pay respects and rememberance to those who have passed. Chung Yeung is celebrated globally as this is a popular day to visit cemeteries and offerings at the grave sites.

For more information on Chung Yeung or to learn more about our locations please visit any of the links provided.

What to Say at a Funeral

It is often difficult to know what to say to a family experiencing grief. This video offers several tips to help those attending a funeral express grief and show support in a respectful way. Affirming the loss and recognizing its impact on those mourning allows grieving loved ones to embrace their sadness, rather than feel ashamed. If you aren’t sure what to say, don’t try to say anything—simply make yourself present and available to listen and provide ongoing support and love, especially in the days and weeks after the funeral services have concluded.

At Chapel of the Chimes Hayward, we recognize that the loss of a loved one is a difficult time. Our funeral home in Hayward offers personalized funeral services and cremation services, as well as ongoing grief support services for your family. Please visit our website or call us at (510) 398-6922 for help and support.

Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

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Losing a loved one is a difficult experience for the family and friends left behind. After a death, finding ways to honor and memorialize the deceased allows their memory and their values to live on. There are many ways to memorialize a loved one, from holding a traditional funeral service to finding creative ways to share your most cherished memories with those who are also grieving.

Write an Elegy
An elegy is a reflective poem written to express love and grief after a death. Writing an elegy allows friends and family members to put their feelings of sadness and loss into words without the need to tell a story or create a public speech. You can choose to share your elegy at your loved one’s funeral service, or simply keep your writing private as a personal form of grief and remembrance.ele

Donate to a Charity or Cause
Donating time, money, or materials to a charity or cause that your loved one supported is a wonderful way to honor his values and goals. Many families opt to include information about donations to charitable causes in lieu of flowers in their loved one’s obituary. This option allows mourners to memorialize the deceased in a personal, positive, and lasting way.

Create a Scrapbook
Scrapbooking allows family and friends to work together in the creation of a tangible reflection of their loved one’s life and accomplishments. Creating a scrapbook can bring those grieving closer together by allowing them to share memories as a group. You can undertake this project on your own, or seek the assistance of your funeral home to create a memorial tribute to share during or after the funeral.

At Chapel of the Chimes Hayward, our funeral home staff can help you memorialize the values, accomplishments, and personality of your loved one. Our funeral services in Hayward include cemetery burial and cremation services, as well as veteran’s honors, personalized memorials, and signature services. Please visit our website to learn more, or reach out to us by phone at (510) 398-6922 for caring and compassionate professional assistance.

A Look at the Quran Funeral Prayer

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The Quran funeral prayer is usually offered in the courtyard of the mosque, rather than at the funeral home. However, if the burial services have already been held, it is still permissible to perform the funeral prayer at any suitable location, such as the funeral home. This prayer, called the Janaaza, is performed silently and while standing.

First, the Imam will loudly proclaim, “Allahu Akbar.” The next four Takbirs are performed silently. The faithful silently read Al Fateha, ask forgiveness and mercy for the decedent, ask forgiveness and mercy for all believers, and then perform the closing salaams. Afterward, condolences may be offered to the mourning family members.

At Chapel of the Chimes Hayward, we are committed to assisting each family honor their deceased loved ones in accordance with their own customs and religious beliefs. Call our memorial park in Hayward at (510) 398-6922 or visit us online for more information about our funeral services and grief support services.

Music Ideas for a Funeral

Music transcends everyday reality. It touches the soul, comforts the mourner, and pays tribute to the deceased. When it’s time to choose appropriate music for a loved one’s funeral services, there is truly no “right” or “wrong” selection. Let your instinct be your guide. Consider your loved one’s life, beliefs, and personal preferences. If your loved one was religious, then religious music is appropriate. However, you do not need to restrict your choices solely to hymns or chants. If you’re unsure about your choices or simply want a few more ideas, you can always ask the director of the funeral home for assistance.

Patriotic Music
When a veteran has passed, it is common to play patriotic music at the funeral services. “America the Beautiful” may be played as the entrance music, for example. During this time, the mourners may mingle with the family and find their seats. Of course, at the cemetery, it is customary for an honor guard to play “Taps.”

Religious Music
Not all religions routinely incorporate music into the funeral rites. For those that do, there is often a wide range of appropriate choices. Christian funerals routinely feature music throughout the entire service. “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Ave Maria,” and “Be Not Afraid” are common choices.

Non-Religious Music
The families of non-religious decedents must often be more creative with their music selections. Out of respect for the decedent, it is not appropriate to play religious music or music with religious references. Classical music without lyrics is a good choice, particularly if the decedent had a few favorites. Families might also look for somber melodies about loss that do not include references to religious beliefs, such as “The Sounds of Silence” or “Across the Universe.”

When the time comes to arrange a final farewell, the funeral directors at Chapel of the Chimes Hayward can assist your family throughout each step of the process of planning a funeral. Our available funeral services in Hayward are known for their compassion and respect for each family’s traditions, culture, and religion. You can reach our funeral home at (510) 398-6922 to begin planning or pre-planning.

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