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Building our Columbarium

February 23, 2021

After years of hard work and planning, Catonsville Presbyterian Church has received zoning approval and is moving forward in building our Columbarium and creating its surrounding Sacred Garden Space. Both will be located across from the handicap ramp along Beechwood Ave. The Columbarium will provide 80 double niches for the cremated remains of CPC members and their extended family. The Sacred Garden Space will be in front of the Columbarium. This area will feature landscaping, benches, and ambient lighting creating a peaceful space for contemplation and remembering.

While not everyone will want to have cremated remains inurned in the columbarium, many will want to honor loved ones and remember those who are no longer with us. The congregation will be invited to participate in creating this Sacred Garden Space by purchasing engraved pavers. Details regarding paver purchase will be shared with the congregation in the coming weeks. Be thinking of those you wish to honor and remember!

Trustees under the expert guidance of Ron Gunderson, Bob Adams, and Joel Hutton will oversee the construction of the project. Ron has been busy designing the gardens surrounding this new space to complement the existing church gardens. A huge thank you to Greg Mayes for his role in designing the materials needed for the zoning process. Without his help we would not be where we are today. Questions and comments can be directed to any of the committee members: Debbie Anderson, Bob Shumaker, Ron Gunderson, David Hutton, Amy Oaks, Jeanne Mueller.