Purpose of the Memorial Garden
To provide a designated portion of church property as a planned garden of beauty, dignity, and meditation, for the use of church members and their families, regardless of their faith, and for the caring disposition of the cremated remains of loved ones.
Use of the Memorial Garden
Present and former members of First Church of Christ and their families may use the Garden for the ashes of loved ones. There will be no memorials within the Garden, nor monuments, plaques, stones, signs, or other markers. No commemorative plants, bushes, trees, or artifacts may be added to the garden. The Memorial Garden Remembrance Room The Kilbourn Room, which is located adjacent to the Chapel with direct access to the Memorial Garden, is the designated area for the Book of Remembrance. This room is also available for meditation. The Book of Remembrance shall contain one page for each deceased, worded by the family. Each family is invited to contribute this page commemorating the life of their loved one. A copy of each page will be kept separately in a secure place.
Uniform bronze plates will be engraved according to specification with the names of the deceased and the years of birth and death. The plates will be permanently mounted on the plaque on the south side of the Garden terrace.
A Memorial Garden Fund has been established to which gifts may be made, payable to First Church of Christ Memorial Garden Fund. A donation of $450 to the Memorial Garden Fund is requested to cover the cost of the memorial plates, maintenance, and future enhancements. Additional donations are gratefully received at any time.