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Columbarium and Memorial Garden

The Plainfield United Methodist Church Columbarium and Memorial Garden offers church members and their families a simple, dignified option to a traditional burial as a final resting place for their loved ones.

Located just outside of door #14, near the northeast corner of the church, the Columbarium and Memorial Garden is a beautiful, peaceful location to serve as the final resting place for people who choose cremation for loved ones.

To receive an information packet with policies, application forms and prices, please email columbarium@pumc.org.

Commonly asked questions about a columbarium.....

What is a columbarium?

A columbarium is a repository to house the ashes from a loved one's cremation.  The ashes are placed in a container that fits in a small compartment called a niche.  Columbariums are not a new option when it comes to burial - it could be thought of an alternative to the old-fashioned "church cemetary," only vertical and compact.  One positive aspect of a columbarium is that an individual's family can move the cremains very easily if needed or preferred.

Why does a columbarium belong in a church?

Historically, the church has been the final resting place of deceased members - either within the church building or an associted burial ground.  Burial inside the church was at one time reserved to honor the noteworthy clerics, nobles, and other important citizens.  A columbarium allows God's people, so desiring, to be buried within the church building or grounds. 

The columbarium fulfills the obligation of the church to serve its members from baptism to death; provides a faithful stewardship option; and offers a final homecoming for church members.

What does the columbarium look like?

Located to the south of door #14, the columbarium is a modular unit installed within the wall of the church building adjacent to the chapel.  The columbarium consists of sixty-four niches sized to receive the cremains of one or two deceased persons.  Two urns are provided with each niche.  A black granite niche cover is provided for engraving with the name of the deceased along with the dates of birth and death.

What are the benefits of a columbarium?

A columbarium in the church provides a safe, comfortable, ecologically sound, theologically appropriate, and economical way to honor the dead.

A columbarium provides an additional ministry to the congregation and relieves much stress at the time of death about what to do with the remains of the departed.

 

COLUMBARIUM RESOURCES

COLUMBARIUM TRI-FOLD BROCHURE

ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR COLUMBARIUM DEDICATION, APRIL 11, 2010.

 

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