News & Events

Chapel of the Chimes Oakland takes pride in being able to share news and events throughout the year. As a dedicated member of this community and our commitment to giving back, we sponsor several community outreach and charity events and encourage you to check in regularly to get details on how to attend.

Events

  • Begins
    01 Jan

    Historical Sunday Tours

    Take a Tour at Chapel of the Chimes Come find out why Chapel of the Chimes has long been considered one of the most beautiful buildings in all of California. Every 4th Sunday of the month, we will guide visitors on a tour through this historic landmark, which was originally designed in 1909 as a

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  • Begins
    02 Jan

    Historical Tuesday Tours

    Take a Tour at Chapel of the Chimes Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come find out why Chapel of the Chimes has long been considered one of the most beautiful buildings in all of California. Every Tuesday, we will guide visitors on a tour through this historic landmark, which was originally designed

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  • Begins
    22 Apr

    Sunday Morning Yoga

    Start your Sunday with Free Yoga Chapel of the Chimes will host a yoga class one Sunday a month, starting in March on the Pacific Plaza level. You’ll release stress and find focus and strength while practicing meditative yoga in one of Oakland’s most historic landmarks.Then, take a Sunday morning stroll through Chapel of the Chimes

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  • Begins
    08 Nov

    Year-End Savings Event

    Pre-arrange now and take advantage of these great offers for a limited time: 15% off funeral, cremation and cemetery plans* Additional 5% off for Veterans and First Responders* Convenient monthly payments* 36 month interest rebate* Call 510.379.5054 today to save!   Request more information about these special offers: *Offer ends December 31, 2018. Applies to pre-arranged plans

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News

  • Q & A: What’s Involved With Planning a Funeral

    Q & A: What’s Involved With Planning a Funeral

    If you’re suddenly faced with the responsibility of planning a funeral, you’ll find there are many options — and the choice can be overwhelming.    Here are some common questions we hear.  Q: Why have a funeral?  A: A funeral gives people in mourning the opportunity to honor the life of their loved one. Grief shared is grief lessened, and a funeral allows people

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  • How to Choose an Urn

    How to Choose an Urn

    After you choose cremation, the next step is to choose an urn. This can be confusing because the choices can seem nearly infinite. It can be helpful if you are aware of the specific options available to you, and the terminology used in describing urns.   The first thing to be aware of is that there are different types of urns for different

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  • Choosing Cremation: Unlimited Options 

    Choosing Cremation: Unlimited Options 

    Cremation is growing in popularity and has in fact surpassed burial as a choice in the United States for the past few years. Some people are reluctant to decide on cremation, though, for a variety of reasons. One concern is that it may limit options. In fact, choosing cremation can greatly expand your options in several ways.  

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  • Honoring Veterans at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland

    Honoring Veterans at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland

    If there’s anyone who deserves honor and respect, it’s a veteran. In times of war, veterans put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms, facing danger and risking death. Even in times of peace, veterans and their families give their lives in service, enduring lengthy separations and stress in service of our nation.

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  • When Bereaved Family Members Live Far Away

    When Bereaved Family Members Live Far Away

    Sometimes when a person dies, it’s hard for family members to make it to the funeral. This can be stressful for those planning because they don’t want to leave anyone out. It’s also stressful for those who are far away, because they may feel pressured to try to make it to the service — and guilty if

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