The memorial garden is primarily a place to remember those who were important in our lives, a place of spiritual repose, a place of connection between then and now, and a place for contemplation of what comes next.
The first cremains interred on our grounds in 1983 were those of Jane E. Springer, a founding member of our church. The pergolas and stone pier with chalice sculpture were installed by the Memorial Garden Committee in 2000-2001. The graceful bronze chalice within the entwined Unitarian and Universalist circles, set atop a natural stone pillar, became the focal point for the garden in November 2003.
Over the last few months we have been making progress on the reconstruction of our memorial garden.
In fall 2019 the Memorial Garden Committee asked Pashek + MTR to revise the design for the Memorial Garden area alone, to preserve the pergolas and stone pier. The revised proposal was presented for a congregational vote and was approved in 2020 and work has proceeded on this plan. You can see the complete plan by clicking the button below.