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The mission is to be a ministry to the congregation by providing a safe, comfortable, theologically correct, ecologically sound and economical means to honor our deceased.

Purpose of the Memorial Garden

The purpose of the memorial garden is to provide a sacred place on the Frye Farm Campus for remembrance of departed loved ones. This is a place especially for those who hold Charter Oak Church dear and have a sense of closeness to it, which they would like to preserve after death. It will be a hallowed ground, sacred to the memory of those who have departed from our midst. The Memorial Garden will provide two ways of honoring and remembering our loved ones:

1.) There will be a columbarium for the permanent repose of our departed loved one's remains.

2.) There will be a memorial wall with plaques honoring Charter Oak Church loved ones.

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Location of the Memorial Garden

The Charter Oak Church Memorial Garden is being constructed on the west side of the Frye Farm Campus of Charter Oak Church. It is situated on the far side of the upper parking lot area of the church. It is an area separated from the church building, yet a part of the church property and provides a stunning view of the Laurel Mountains. It provides a peaceful place to spend time with loved ones that have passed.

How Can I Support the Memorial Garden?

Gifts to the Memorial Garden Fund for landscape features, memorials, and planned gifts will be gratefully received. Gifts may be made to the "Charter Oak Church Memorial Garden Fund."

If you have any specific questions, you can contact a member of the Memorial Garden Committee or the church office. Committee Members: Keith Impink, Jenn Beagan, Bob Carr, Wayne Frye, Nancy Drake, Naomi Rymer, and Jim Manzini.

Phone Contacts:  Keith Impink, 724-321-3795; Jim Manzini, 724-396-4730

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Common Questions and Answers

Q: When will the Memorial Garden be available?

A: The columbarium is now available for use.

Q: How much does a columbarium niche cost?

A: Single niche cost is $3,000; double niche cost is $3,500.

Q: Will these prices ever change?

A: These are today's prices and may be raised at any time without notice. However, once you have purchased a niche or a memorial plaque, there will be no further charges, even if the price should increase in the future. 

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