Independent Presbyterian Church
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Columbarium at Independent Presbyterian Church provides for church members and ministers of the church, as well as their immediate families who choose cremation, a place near the center of the church grounds for the permanent safekeeping of the ashes of cremation.
The Columbarium serves as a reminder to all of the Christian belief in the community of saints, both the living and the dead.
The Community of Saints
The word “columbarium” is derived from the Latin “columba,” (dove) or dovecote, a nesting place for doves. The dove represents the Holy Spirit, and is a symbol of God’s love and peace. Also, the dove is often associated with the Resurrection. The tradition of the columbarium as a repository for the ashes of cremation has been used for centuries.
The columbarium expansion was dedicated to the glory of God and in joyful celebration of the lives of those who, at the end of service in the earthly church, will find their rest in God. The Columbarium serves as a reminder to all of the Christian belief in the community of saints, both the living and the dead.