Columbarium Niches Now Available
Have you noticed that the Columbarium on the front porch of the Downtown Campus? (A Columbarium is a place where cremated ashes may be inurned.) People are buying their permanent resting place. Rather than being a few square feet in a large cemetery, they will be surrounded by the church that they have loved and supported for years.
There are advantages to making your arrangements now. First, you lock in today’s price of $4,000 per niche. Second, when the time comes, your family is left to concentrate on what’s important–helping each other get through their grief rather than funeral details.
To find out more about the Columbarium, contact Judy Saenz, by email or 832-668-1836. There will be no obligation and our information will be confidential. More detailed information about the Columbarium will be forwarded for you to read and prayerfully consider.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a columbarium?
A columbarium is a place where cremated ashes may be inurned.
Why are we building a columbarium?
More and more frequently members of our church or their families are choosing to have their loved ones’ remains cremated. Creating a space for these remains in the church grounds is a way of honoring the life and legacy of those who have loved the Lord. It is a tradition that goes back to the early Christians.
What does the church teach about cremation?
The Christian understanding of the resurrection of the body is based on the example of Jesus’ resurrection. St. Paul tells us our bodies will be transformed when the perishable puts on the imperishable (1 Cor 15:53). In other words, as we die in Christ our resurrection life is not so much a continuation of life as we have known it as it is becoming more truly and completely alive than we can now imagine. The promise is that God will restore all of the person to a new level of perfection. Therefore, historically the church has endorsed burial, cremation, or burial at sea, knowing that God will raise up the faithful Christian to abundant and whole life.