Columbarium back view

Columbarium

The Columbarium was installed in late November. It is made of granite and limestone.  There are 100 Niches, 50 in front and 50 in back.  The committee is working with a landscaper to develop a plan for landscaping including pavers etc.  Jane Horn is working with a company to develop a plan for the Memorial Garden that will surround the structure.  The funding for the garden is from a Memorial given by the Vanatta family.   

PDF of the Columbarium Planting Plan

Columbarium Planting Plan
Columbarium front view
View of the front of the Columbarium

A Niche can hold the cremains of one or two people.  The size of each Niche is 8×8”.  Cremains are placed in a bronze box within the Columbarium Niche. The outside plate will have the inscribed name(s), date of birth and death of the individual(s).  The price of a Niche is $2600.00.   

Columbarium back view
View of the back of the Columbarium

There will be a Memorial Wall placed on the church building between the Nursery door and the Sanctuary door.  This will be made out of granite.  The price to place the name of a loved one on this wall will be $250.00. 

Memorial Wall
Memorial Wall next to the Columbarium

There are Guidelines in place as to who may be placed in a Niche and also on the Memorial Wall. 

This will be a sacred resting place on our church grounds for family and friends to come and meditate, to remember loved ones, and to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

If you are interested in purchasing a Niche at this time or would like more information, please contact Connie Nesbitt (612-702-0684 or Nesread@hotmail.com) or the church office ( ogpc@oakgrv.org ).

Columbarium location
Columbarium location under construction