We host memorial services to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one. It is not necessary to be a member to have a service at CPC. Scheduling a funeral or memorial service is always subject to the availability of our facilities as well as the availability of our staff and volunteers.
THE FIRST STEP:
Please call Mary Allen (952.920.8515 x243) upon the death of a family member or loved one. If you get CPC's after-hours recording, please do not hesitate to call the emergency pastoral pager (877.311.7678). A pastor will call you back as soon as he/she is able.
If the service is held at CPC, the pastor will coordinate availability of the Sanctuary, Chapel, and other rooms for the service and reception. We can also provide you with a basic service outline, appropriate hymns, and suggested music and biblical references.
A reservation for a funeral or memorial service includes:
A quiet place for the family to meet for up to one hour prior to the service
Use of the Chapel or Sanctuary for up to two hours for the service
Use of the reception room for 1-1/2 to 2 hours following the service
The Chapel is available for private family services or when 75 or fewer people are expected to attend. The Sanctuary is available for public services or when more than 75 people are expected to attend.
Contact: Mary Allen
Memorial Prayer Garden
The Memorial Prayer Garden, located south of the Sanctuary, provides a sacred resting place for members of our church family. Its paths, benches, fountain, and landscapes encourage peaceful meditation, prayer, and thanksgiving for the promise of eternal life.
Options for Church Members & Immediate Family
Columbarium Inurnment: Ashes are placed in urns and kept within the niches of the garden columbaria. An engraving on the granite front is included.
Scattering Interment: Ashes are scattered directly into the surface soils of the Garden within the designated Scattering Garden. An engraving can then be made on the Memorial Wall.
Memorial Wall Engraving: A means to remember those interred elsewhere.
Funerals and Burial: A religious service conducted by a clergy member is held at each inurnment or scattering.
A single fee (ranging from $200-$2,500, depending on the option) includes the choice of inurnment space, engraving on the Memorial Wall, opening and closing of the niche, and perpetual care under the direction of CPC’s Session. A different fee is charged for burial in the Scattering Garden or for engravings on the Memorial Wall.
To obtain a purchase application, contact the main office at 952.920.8515.