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Columbarium @ Galilee

On May 21, 2017 Galilee Lutheran Church blessed the newly installed Columbarium with Meditation Area at Galilee. 

What is a Columbarium?  

A columbarium is similar to a mausoleum, but instead of spaces for caskets, a columbarium has niches for urns which contain ashes from cremation.  The Galilee Columbarium will provide church members and their families the opportunity to choose the shadow of their church, which has been central to their lives, as a final resting place.  The site is a place of beauty and dignity where family and friends can visit and meditate any time.  Any person who is a present member of the Church, their spouses, their relatives of the first degree (father, mother, children, brother, sister and grandchildren) and spouses of the relatives of the first degree are eligible for inurnment in the Columbarium.  Other persons may be approved by the Columbarium Committee.

What is the ELCA’s position regarding cremation? 

All matters surrounding burial and cremation are sensitive and require pastoral guidance, care and wisdom.  God’s gift of resurrection cannot be stymied by any human action, including organ donation and cremation.

For more information contact Columbarium Committee Members:

Bill Braunschweig: 262.442-0619

Sue Burgermeister: 262.623.0555

 

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