Columbarium & Prayer Garden
At North Naples United Methodist Church, we are blessed to be a part of most of the celebratory events of our congregation from births and baptisms to weddings and funerals. We are now pleased to provide our members and their immediate family a place of dignity, reverence, and life’s celebration of those we love on these holy grounds.
Made possible by a gift and the generosity of Juanita Powers, a truly devoted servant and wonderful Christian, it is the realization of a long time dream come true for our congregation. On the south side of the chapel is a prayer garden with Jesus and the children at his feet, while on the north side stands the cross, with stained glass from our former church on Seagate Drive. A columbarium is grounded in scripture. Old Testament teachings remind us we are nothing but dust and ashes. “Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust” (Gen. 2:7; 18:27) are traditional words often spoken at committal services.
The Apostle Paul reminds us in the New Testament that the resurrection refers to that which is made new. “So it is with the resurrection of the dead, what is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable.”(1 Cor. 15:42) Like churches before us, Christians have cared for their loved ones who have died. With the internment of ashes, your loved ones will be remembered, honored and their resurrection in Jesus Christ will be celebrated.
How will you want to memorialize your loved one?
North Naples United Methodist Church has made available to its members and their family several options that will include perpetual care and preservation into the future.
Whether it is a funeral service, memorial service or service of internment – inside the chapel or outside in the columbarium or prayer garden, there is never a charge for church services to members and their immediate family.
We invite you to remember loved ones, honor friends & family, or commemorate special occasions with a paver in our prayer garden. Suggested Donation $300.00
Ashes are sprinkled about the rose flowerbeds & plantings by our gardeners. The price includes a 2” x 6” memorial plaque with their name, date of birth and date of death, located on the memorial wall. Suggested Donation $500.00
Inhuming (mixing ashes with the soil)
This is where a 12” x 12” square of sod is removed & a hole is prepared in which the ashes are inserted and grass replaced. The price includes a 2” x 6” memorial plaque with their name, date of birth and death, located on the memorial wall. Suggested Donation $1000.00
In Ground Niche
The niche is a bronze vault, inside a concrete structure. The vaults can accommodate one or two urns of specified sizes. Urns are not included. On the outside of each niche there will be a granite face plate with the date(s) of birth, date(s) of death and person(s) name(s). Suggested Donation $3000.00 per niche or $5000.00 for two urns in one niche
Above Ground Wall Niche
Above Ground Wall Niches are located in one of the walled structures. Suggested Donation $5000.00 per niche or $9000.00 for two urns in one niche
Prices include perpetual care of the memorial garden and columbarium. Prices and the agreements between the church and the purchaser grant use, not ownership; no legal title is being conveyed. All sales will be considered final and no refunds will be issued after thirty days of the initial purchase date or once used. With exception to the memorial pavers, a memorial service is included in the price. All prices are subject to change without notice.
Additional naming and recognition opportunities are available for those who are not interred in our Columbarium.
Please contact AmySue Benker for more information.