We know that planning the details of a funeral can be overwhelming, and we would like to assist you in any way we can. As Christians, we grieve as those who have a unique hope in the Risen Christ, thus empowering us to mark the occasion of death as a time in which the hope of the Gospel is reaffirmed with joy and peace. A United Methodist service acknowledges this hope and offers family and friends the opportunity to remember a loved one’s life and offer them into God’s care. The service should be a time to celebrate the wonderful gift God gave to us in our relationship with the deceased.

The properly planned service can be a benediction and a comfort to us, as well as a witness to our faith. Please know we are here for you and welcome the opportunity to be of assistance to you and your family.

If you have questions regarding Funeral and Memorial Service planning, please contact Kay Richardson, or call 214.291.8093. Click here to view a copy of our Resources for Planning Memorial Services and Funerals.

Good Shepherd Meditation Garden

The Good Shepherd Meditation Garden is a serene place for contemplation and a special place to gather for celebration and reflection. The Columbarium is located within the Good Shepherd Meditation Garden and consists of a series of granite walls that list the names of our dear departed family and friends on the front of each niche where urns bearing their ashes are stored. As cremation has increasingly become a more popular option at the end of life, the Columbarium allows congregation members to remain and be cared for at their church home in perpetuity.

A Prayer Labyrinth is located within the Good Shepherd Meditation Garden. The Prayer Labyrinth is a replica of an ancient labyrinth constructed in the stone floor of European Cathedrals. Medieval Christians visited these labyrinths as an alternative to taking the hazardous pilgrimage to Jerusalem to walk “in the footsteps of Christ.”

If you would like more information on sales of the Columbarium, or if you have any questions, please contact Kay Richardson, or call 214.291.8093.