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I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. — John 11: 25-26

If you have recently experienced a death of a friend or family member, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Your church family is surrounding you with love and prayers. To notify the pastors, please call the church at 908-766-1616. (After business hours, follow the prompts for a pastoral emergency on the answering system.) The pastors will pray with you and walk with you through this difficult time.

Interment in the Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden is designed as a final resting place for the ashes of loved ones who have entered the Church Triumphant. Our Garden is a living memorial of simple and natural beauty to those who have passed on and a source of quiet comfort and to those who remain.

Ashes are interred in a simple box beneath the sod of the Upper or Lower Lawn Areas. Without headstones or markers, the beauty of the area and the Garden itself become the memorial rather than the exact location where ashes are placed.

The cost of interment of ashes in the garden includes placing the name and dates of birth and death on a plaque in the Garden and also in the official Memorial Records of the church.

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There is no theological impediment to cremation. As Christians we believe there should be reverent care of our earthly remains. This is done out of respect for the deceased and in awe of the handiwork of God. For many people, cremation is a proper and fitting way for the disposal of the earthly body.

Gifts

Gifts from members of the church make this Garden and its maintenance possible. If you wish to assure yourself of a reverent place of interment, or if you wish to contribute towards our beautiful Memorial area, please contact Janet Bentley.