The proposed Smoke Rise Baptist Church Columbarium will be created as a service to those who desire to have their cremains interred at Smoke Rise. Along with 240 niches, we will also be creating a Memorial Wall for those who may be buried or interred elsewhere, but want to have their name on a plaque in this Columbarium Garden. This project will be fully funded by those who purchase niches and name plaques. Any additional proceeds will be used for the care and upkeep of the Columbarium.
On May 7, the Church in Conference discussed the proposed Columbarium Project. The Columbarium Council listened to helpful and relevant comments and questions from the congregation. In response to this meeting, after careful consideration, the council has developed an updated proposal to present to the congregation at our next Church in Conference.
-Removing the proposed scatter garden.
-Accepting installment payments for niches in the Columbarium.
On Sunday, June 11 following worship, we invite church members to attend our regularly scheduled Church on Conference. (Please call the church office to make a reservation for lunch.) The Columbarium Council will share updates and answer any additional questions before we vote as a church to proceed with this project.