What is a Columbarium Niche?
A columbarium can be almost any size and can be put in areas you may not think to use. They do not take much space and can be located in unused areas. There are endless options. A church recently put niches behind their altar in a chapel. It works perfectly for them. A cemetery recently included a columbarium as a retaining wall. Another church put a columbarium in their prayer garden, making it a place of reflection, prayer and a place to remember the loved ones of the church members who are memorialized there.
What to Consider When Designing your Columbarium
This question is often asked at committee meetings and in general discussion around the conference table with a group considering a columbarium for their organization.
Location, location, location? Do you want the columbarium outside or inside? If outside, do you want it close to the current building, near a door, is there already a garden area you would like the have the columbarium in.
4 Vital Questions for Churches to Ask
With competition being both a good thing and many times a bad thing, it becomes very important that the church committee have the confidence and the correct strategy to select a company to partner with for the design and construction of their columbarium project.
A Columbarium - Not Just a Product
There needs to be a well-structured organization within the church committee to manage the success of the program. Many times the committee does not know how to do this. Your design-build partner should be able to lead you through each and every step of the program. You will not be alone.
Here’s an Idea for Raising Funds for your Organization
I would like to suggest considering a columbarium or tribute center for your organization to raise funds! A columbarium is an opportunity for your members to consider their pre-death needs and plan for the inevitable. If a columbarium doesn’t interest you but a tribute center does, click here for more information.
What about including a Labyrinth in your Columbarium?
'Walking the Labyrinth' has reemerged today as a metaphor for the spiritual journey. It is a meditative practice that is being embraced. People walk the labyrinth for many reasons. Some use labyrinths for distinctly non-Christian purposes. But Christians can choose to walk the labyrinth in an intentionally Christ-centric way.