When you lose someone you deeply love, you want to hold onto them.
A columbarium is a group of niches that contain the urns (with cremated remains) of our dearly departed. The urns are placed inside the niches, then sealed with a cover plate. These face plates are engraved with the person’s name and dates.
A columbarium is a resting place in the journey of life everlasting.

Our Memorial Garden and Columbarium are a visible sign that we care for our members and their families. Provide comfort to the family that there is a memorial to their loved one within the church. An easy way to pre-plan and relieve the surviving family of difficult decisions. It is theologically and economically sound, and environmentally friendly. Affirms our faith in Jesus’s words:

“Those who believe in me, though they die, will live…” 
John 11:25

Join your fellow members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in making the memorial garden and columbarium ministry a reality. This is a great opportunity for you to purchase your niche and/or donate to the development of the columbarium. All funds to the columbarium will be used to provide secure niches for families, and to enhance and maintain this sacred space as a place of meditation and reflection.