Memorial Services & Garden

Sacred Passages

For many, the sacred passage of death is a moment when God’s presence is especially needed and felt. Whether you are part of The Congregational Church, UCC in Tryon or not, we can help you as you journey through this time of remembrance and celebration of the life of a loved one.

Memorial Garden

Memorial Services

The Congregational Church (UCC) offers many resources for times of loss, including:

  • pastoral care
  • grief counseling
  • funeral and memorial services

When a loved one has died, it is the wish of most people to honor that loved one in a service of dignity and hope. A memorial service may be held soon after a death has occurred, or weeks or even months following a death, depending on circumstances. It is generally religious in nature, with prayers, scripture readings, words of reflection and music that lift up the presence and power of God in matters of life and death, and particularly in the life of the deceased. It is a service not only of mourning but also of hope in the promises of God. It is a chance for the community to give fuller expression to their gratitude and love, and to say a final farewell. It may be followed by a cemetery service of committal. 

To inquire about pastoral services related to loss, or to check on availability and plan a remembrance service with our Pastor, please call us at (828) 859-9414 or email the church office. We’ll be glad to connect you with our Pastor.

Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden

The Congregational Church. UCC in Tryon, Memorial Garden serves as a sanctuary for rest, meditation, prayer, and for the interment of ash remains by members, associate members, or immediate family of a member of The Congregational Church, UCC, in Tryon.

Out of our commitment to care for creation, the Memorial Garden uses green burial practices to offset the environmental impact of ashes. Ashes are placed directly in the ground, no urns or canisters are allowed, and mixed with an organic mixture to create a nourishing environment
scientifically proven to support plant life.

The name of each person whose ashes are interred in the Garden, with the years of birth and death, are inscribed on an individual cast bronze name plate. Name plates are attached to bronze memorial plaques, in order of interment.

For more information, please contact us at (828) 859-9414 or  email the church office.

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