Hope Memorial Grove and Columbarium

What is a Columbarium?

It is a space designed to hold the cremated remains (cremains) of people who have died.


What are the benefits of a church columbarium?

† It is a visible sign that the church cares for its members and believes in life after death.

† Provides comfort to the family having a memorial to their deceased loved one(s) within the church.

† Provides for a more favorable “inurnment” as compared to other methods. It is economical and theologically sound, and environmentally friendly.

† Offers an easy way to handle pre-need concerns, relieving the surviving family of difficult decisions.

† Affirms our faith that those who die in the Lord remain in communion not only with God but also with the living.

Who is eligible to subscribe to a niche, and what are the costs?

Only members of Hope Lutheran Church and their families are eligible to subscribe. Niches are not offered for sale to the general public. One niche will hold two urns; price based on single or double occupancy. An engraved bronze urn, and granite face plate (to cover the niche) is engraved with the name of the deceased, plus years of birth and death, are included in the cost. A niche may be purchased by contacting the church office.

To learn more about our Columbarium you can read our Brochure or contact the church office at (559)439-4320.