Fist Congregational Church

Garden of Remembrance

Through the centuries a burial place has often been provided next to the church where remains of the deceased rest beside their spiritual home on earth.

The Garden of Remembrance, established in 1985 by the First Congregational Church, provides a place for the ash remains of those who have been members of this church and their families, and for those who have had a caring interest in the church.

The Garden is available to all who feel a closeness to the church and its ministry and is a place for quiet meditation and renewal.


Arrangements for interment may be made through the church office and the Garden Board. The interment fee includes a brass name plate and a prayer service conducted under the supervision of FCC minister. The family is invited to help plan the service and an optional “reserve” plaque is available for surviving spouse.

Continual Support

The Garden of Remembrance is an ongoing project which requires dedicated commitment from the congregation. This commitment requires time spent not just bent in prayer but on our knees working the soil. Maintaining such a project also requires continuing financial support for perpetual care.

Your help in the Garden of Remembrance is always welcome and appreciated. For more information on FCC Gardens and Landscape, please contact the church office at 231.947.6698 or