A Sacred Moment


Green Burials in the News

Green burials are nothing new. They’re as ancient as humankind. Lately, though, green burials are getting a lot more media buzz. 

The Last Thing You’ll Ever Recycle – Wall Street Journal

Green Burials Catch On In The U.S. – Huffington Post

Reincarnation At The Meadows Cemetery – KUOW News

Home Funerals in the News

There is a growing interest and excitement for home funerals on the web, YouTube, television and newspapers. This is a movement whose time has come. 

We also recommend you visit the National Home Funeral Alliance. The Alliance is a hub for the latest aspects and developments of the home funeral movement in this country.

Home Funerals Grow as Americans Skip the Mortician for Do-It-Yourself After-Death Care

The Surprising Satisfactions of a Home Funeral

More Families are Bringing Funerals Home

Home Funeral Videos

A Sacred Moment in the News

A Sacred Moment and founder Char Barrett have been in the news since ASM began in 2007. Alternative funeral services delivered by a licensed, female funeral director have caught the attention of the media.

Yes! Magazine - Inside the Alternative Death Care Movement

August 7, 2015 - A Sacred Moment features prominently in this article about alternative death care options in the Seattle area.

Funeral Radio – Green Burial Council Radio Program

April 16, 2013 – Shari Wolf and Joe Sehee with the Green Burial Council talk to Char Barrett regarding the funeral directors’ role in home funerals and how funeral homes can benefit from offering more of this service.

KIRO MyNorthwest Radio – The Bill Radke Treatment

October 22, 2011 – Bill asks Char Barrett, Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg, Temple B'Nai Torah, and George Bacon, thought provoking questions.

American Funeral Director Magazine – Women in Funeral Service

May, 2011 – Women are finding their place in the funeral industry and discovering a high degree of satisfaction in providing their unique gifts to families in grief.

NY Times - The Funeral: Your Last Chance to Be a Big Spender 

April 18, 2009 – Char Barrett explains how conventions are shifting in the death care profession.

The Oregonian - Artist all wrapped up in shrouds for burials 

February 19, 2009 – Marian Spadone explains the unique joys that come from creating burial shrouds for green burials.

KING 5 News – Natural Home Funerals 

October, 2008 – A grieving mother decides to care for her daughter’s body at home with the help of A Sacred Moment.

KUOW 94.9 'Weekday' Talk Show - Funeral Options 

March 19, 2008 – Most of us do a pretty good job of planning for life, but not many of us spend a lot of time planning for death. This article discusses common concerns regarding death care and funerals.

MSNBC.com - More families are bringing funerals home

September 24, 2007 – Families are reclaiming death rituals by hosting funerals in the comfort of their home.

KUOW 94.9 'The Beat' - Heartfelt Funerals

May 2, 2007 – Dave Beck asks Char Barrett about the impact home funerals have on families in their grief journey.

Seattle PI - Standard Funeral Not Sole Option

March 18, 2007 – Doris Jean Powers has her loved ones decorate her casket before she passes away.

The Stranger - Outside the Box

March 6, 2007 – A growing number of families are thinking “outside the box” when it comes to funeral arrangements.

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