What do Mennonites believe about death and dying?

Mennonites believe that we have been created in the image of God and therefore life is precious. We want to make certain that the best care available is given to the person who is ill. We believe that God remains with us faithfully through death and that there is eternal life with God after death. Therefore death is not something to be feared. There are no specific death or burial rituals that Mennonites follow, but many try to practice simplicity in style and cost even with funeral practices. Memorial services after a burial or cremation are common.

For further information see the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) on topics such as Death and Dying and Burial Customs.