sumc launches columbarium campagin

CAS Architecture | August 1, 2014

For centuries; family, faith and community were all connected to the local church, creating a lasting heritage.

Because of the rapid increase in the choice of cremation over traditional in-ground burial, SUMC recognized an opportunity to return to the traditional ministry of church interment on their church site.

The high density of a columbarium (A columbarium is a free-standing structure constructed of numerous niches designed to hold urns containing cremated remains) means that relatively little space was required.

CAS designed a wall of niches that will support colored glass. The windows will blend with and draw inspirations from the existing stain glass windows. The existing courtyard will be reworked to incorporate a water feature. The peaceful sound of flowing water, within the enclosed space, will create an inviting space for family members to visit.

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