Giving Back Means So Much…
Since our founding in 1935, we have held to one important belief – helping the families of our community. This extends far beyond assisting in times of sorrow. It means continued involvement.
Visit our Event Calendar page for more information and schedule of community events.
THE SILVER & GOLD SENIOR CLUB OF ST. CHARLES COUNTY
Developed in 1996 for the 60 and better group in St. Charles County and beyond, the Silver and Gold Club is one of the largest senior social groups in the area, averaging more than 200 people per event. Learn more about Baue’s Silver & Gold Senior Club of St Charles County.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Many people have questions about the subject of death, which is why we bring our education programs to the community. Click here for more information about specific Baue educational programs available to your group.
Continuing Care Program
Baue’s Grief Services staff teaches a series of education and support classes. Programs are available free of charge and are held at our Family and Community Center at 608 Jefferson Street, next door to our St. Charles Funeral Home. To see the current class schedule, click here.
Annual Grief Education Seminars
Every October, Baue sponsors a Community Seminar presented by noted author, educator and grief counselor, Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Dr. Wolfelt serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Each April, Baue locally hosts the National Hospice Foundation’s live-via-satellite teleconference. The teleconference presenters are always respected experts. This program is always well attended by professionals from the St. Louis metro area. C.E.U.’s are offered for many professional disciplines.
VETERANS MEMORIAL SERVICE
St. Charles Memorial Gardens, and Baue Community Services sponsor a Veterans Memorial Service on the Sunday of Memorial Weekend at our Cemetery. Click here to receive more information on the veterans service.
Since 1987, Baue has provided a free holiday grief program to the community. “A Holiday Remembrance” is a special program presented by Baue family and staff which addresses the difficult emotions that arise this time of year and explores meaningful ways to process these feelings. Each program ends with a healing memorial candle lighting ceremony.
DON’T DRINK & DRIVE PROGRAM
Baue offers a creative approach to bringing this important message to the community. Our “crashed car float” is available to schools and other organizations for school homecoming parades, community parades and picnics. Our staff also teams up with area fire departments, police, EMS personnel and schools in presenting pre-prom programs. Teams re-enact, sometimes with gruesome reality, a drunk driving accident – with a Baue hearse and staff on the scene to “remove” the student “killed” by the drunk driver, another student.
OTHER SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Baue appears at school, health, and senior fairs and other community events throughout the year to distribute materials on community and grief services, funeral and advance planning information.
There are also three free-standing tents and several water coolers available for groups to use at picnics, etc. The tents and coolers, complete with Baue logo, are offered at no charge and on an as-available basis.
Funeral Home Tours
Tours of the funeral home are available to any group for educational purposes. These tours can encourage open discussions on death-related topics and spirituality. Groups of any age are welcome to schedule a tour. These tours can be especially valuable experiences for teens. Many church youth groups and schools schedule an annual tour for a specific grade.
Books, Videos, and Brochures
We offer complete grief resource lending libraries in our St. Charles funeral home and our Funeral & Memorial Center at Cave Springs.
Sports Team Sponsorships
Baue is proud to annually sponsor a number of youth and adult sports teams throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles region.