The great story of our faith begins and ends in the garden. From the Garden of Eden to the Garden where Mary Magdalene discovered the empty tomb, the garden is the perfect metaphor of God’s presence in our world in all its beauty, peace and Vitality.
Our Memorial Garden is a powerful expression of how memory guides and sustains us throughout our lives. Life and death are mixed together in the garden. When we commend a loved one to the earth, it is like planting a seed of memory that will grow into immortality. In God’s care, the love that found us in life, lives on here past death.
In the Garden, memory is nurtured and nourished in the beauty and serenity of the churchyard. Our Memorial Garden has been established to provide for the dignity and integrity of each person whose earthly remains will rest in our care as dust and ash. The Memorial Garden and the grounds of the church yard will be sustained in Perpetuity.
The garden remains a loving work in progress, not yet complete. Our vision and plan is that you will enter the churchyard from the street and be greeted by a great granite stone inscribed with the message: “We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses.” The quote comes from Paul’s letter to the Hebrews affirming our living connection to all people of faith from the very beginning. For we believe, along with Paul that, “Neither life nor death… nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God.”
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If you would like to learn more about placing a memorial in the garden, or wish to make a donation for its completion, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org