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TELL CITY – The Garden at the Evangelical United Church of Christ will be a resting place for church members or their immediate family.
The purpose of the garden is to provide space for the scattering of the ashes of cremulation – ashes that have been reduced to no more than 1/8 inch – and a place where people may pause in reverent meditation. It will be a place to honor the lives of those who have departed, organizers said.
“Our Christian community views cremation as an acceleration of the natural process which neither contradicts nor interferes with our Biblical belief in resurrection to eternal life,” a statement to the News said.
Arrangements for the use of the garden can be made through the church office. Those wishing to use the garden will be required to sign a written contract indicating their understand and acceptance of the policy and rules governing its use. The only fees to be charged will be for recording the contract with the county recorder and for an inscribed name plaque to be placed on the monument stone in the garden.