Are we still going to have a memorial garden
Are We Still Going to Have a Memorial Garden?
We are, but with one modification from what was originally envisioned.
The original plan was to permit church members to inter the ashes of their loved ones in the garden. Upon further exploration, however, we determined that doing so would impose too many legal restrictions on the church and its property because we would be, in effect, creating a cemetery on the front lawn. It still will be possible for members to memorialize their loved ones with engraved paving stones in the garden that is planned along Browns Lane in front of our building.
The memorial garden is one of the goals of our centennial campaign, which also include a glass and bronze cross sculpture, a new informational sign, repairs to the roof and the elevator outside Eline Hall, a contribution to Habitat for Humanity and replenishing our Facilities Reserve Fund. The cross and garden are intended to recognize 100 years of ministry and mission to the St. Matthews community. If you have not yet made a gift to the centennial campaign, we hope you will in order to ensure its success.