Over a period of years our Church has considered the creation of a Memorial Garden and Columbarium. For various reasons prior studies and considerations did not come to fruition. However, the Session wholeheartedly received the latest study and adopted the recommendation to create such a Garden as a place for cremated remains and Memorial plaques for loved ones buried elsewhere.
Click here for a brochure describing the creation of this Memorial Garden and Columbarium including some of the details. The location approved by the Session and Trustees for the Memorial Garden and Columbarium will be the unused space directly behind the Sanctuary, ensconced on the other sides by Cornerstone Building and the Connector. It is a space truly in the shadow of the Church.
The Garden will provide a place for us as a Christian body of believers to remember our loved ones through the generations to come. With the escalating cost of traditional burial, a greater mobile society, and environmental issues of burial space, we believe this Garden is a gift to many members of our congregation. Cremation is not the choice of all, so there is a provision in the garden for remembering loved ones who are interred elsewhere.
The brochure attempts to answer basic questions of inquiry. As you read through the contents, note for us any questions or clarifications you might have. These questions or suggestions may be addressed to members of Garden Committee listed below.
“I thank my God every time I remember you…He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Members of the Committee:
Joe Ferguson, Elder & Trustee, Chairman, Memorial Garden and Columbarium Committee
Patsy Hazlewood, Elder & Vice-Chairman
Tom Baird, Elder & Project Leader
Terry Blunt, Elder
Doug Gregory, Deacon
John Langworthy, Elder
Minnie Lou Overton
Phyllis Steele, Elder
Elder Phil Whitfield, Elder & Architect
For more information, contact any of the above members of the Garden Committee, or call the church office at 423-886-2190.
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