In 2007, Second Presbyterian Church dedicated a new sacred space on our church grounds, the Labyrinth Memorial Garden. It is a keeping place, dedicated to the memory of those whose cremated remains will lie here at the church in perpetuity in a brick-walled columbarium surrounding the meditation labyrinth that is set amongst a garden of flowering trees and shrubs. It is also a gathering place, dedicated to celebration and solemnity, praise and meditation.
Church is the center of some of our most personal and lasting memories. Here, we attend and participate in baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and memorial services. Church is a sacred place where tears and laughter are joined with prayers and messages of God’s everlasting promise of mercy and love. The Labyrinth Memorial Garden is a sacred place for prayer, remembrance, and meditation.
The Memorial Wall provides an opportunity for another personal and lasting memory. It offers a way to remember and honor friends and family whose final resting place may be elsewhere, embossed on bronze plaques with memories of love and endearment. This space is especially well suited as a place of remembrance and prayer, perhaps much closer than our family cemeteries.
If you wish to learn more about interment in the Columbarium, or dedicated plaques on the Labyrinth Memorial Wall, please contact the church office to be put in touch with a member of the Labyrinth Memorial Garden Committee. In whatever way you choose to celebrate those you love and miss, may their memories be a blessing to you.