What is the Remembrance Garden?
It is an ancient custom to have a burial ground on church property, which further adds to the sacred nature of our lives before God. The Remembrance Garden is an integral part of our beautiful church facility. It is an expression of our Christian faith and love. The Garden space brings to all a message of assurance and peace. It serves not only as a repository for the cremains of our loved ones, but also as a place of beauty and quiet for meditation and remembrance. The church dedicated our Garden in May of 1997 so that this ancient tradition can be continued. Often, a Funeral or Memorial Service will conclude with a Committal Service at the Garden, itself.
Who Can Use This Garden?
The Remembrance Garden may be used by any present or former member, their parents, spouses, children or others. There is about a $100 fee (varies, depending on cost of materials, plus shipping costs) for a bronze plaque—which lists the name, birth and death dates of those interred. These plaques are affixed to a low, curving brick wall which defines the front of the garden.
Interested parties are invited to contact the church office or pastor for more details or with any questions: 616-842-7980.