Prior to or following a Memorial Service, ashes are placed directly in the soil. The church office maintains a record of the approximate location of cremains. It is understood that the ashes, once placed, are intermingling with God’s creation. The entire Memorial Garden is a place of remembrance and meditation, a living symbol of eternal life.
Our Memorial Book inscribed with the names of those interred in the garden is maintained inside the church. In addition, for those who choose, external signage in the form of a bronze plaque is also maintained in the garden itself. Individual bronze ribbons noting the name of the deceased person, their year of birth and year of death are placed on a larger bronze sign. All name plaques are a uniform size and type and are ordered by the church.