Columbarium and Memorial Center is a combination of two areas. Niches for the inurnment of love ones in the Church family and a Memorial Wall area for the names of love ones not inurned in the Columbarium. Dedication of the Columbarium area was on Sunday, May 13, 2012. Officiating at the Dedication Service were the Bishop of the South Carolina Synod, The Rev. Dr. Herman R. Yoos, Pastor Robert Miles and Pastor Elise Stringer.
A beautiful Water Feature of black granite blocks stands eight feet tall in the center of the courtyard. Water bubbles out the top of the feature and ripples down the black granite structure continuously. You can hear the soothing sound of the rippling water as it dribbles down the granite. The first Memorial Wall was installed June 2014. It was filled with names in 2017 and a new panel was ordered. The second panel was installed in August 2018. Dedication of the beautiful Water Feature, in the center of the courtyard, was October 2013. The Water Feature was donated to the Columbarium and Memorial Center by a family in the Church. In April of 2014, a large beautiful bronze Celtic Cross was installed on the brick wall of the Columbarium and was donated by a Church member in honor of her husband. Landscaping, throughout the courtyard, enhances the beauty of the holy sacred space.
Accessibility to the courtyard allows everyone access to the Columbarium area. The area can be entered from the Gathering area, from the Fellowship Hall to include handicap and from the rear of the Church to include handicap.
The Columbarium area consist of two bundles of Niches with a total of 128 Niches in a brick enclosed area. The cost of a Niche is $1,500. The Memorial Wall area consist of two black granite panels attached to the Church wall opposite the Columbarium area in the courtyard. Names can be added to the wall for $300.
Three Trustees operate and maintain the facility. They help families, of the deceased, with the purchase of a Niche, urn taken to the funeral home, funeral service and inurnment service. The Columbarium and Memorial Center operates as a separate entity of the Church but answers to and reports to the Church Council. The Columbarium and Memorial Wall Center remains debt free.