Memorial Garden Standards & Policies

Memorial Garden and Columbarium Standards & Practices

Arrangements: Upon request, the Church will preserve pre-planned funeral arrangements.
Memorials: Memorial services can be arranged in the Church at a time mutually convenient to the family and the Church. However, additional suitable memorials, including flowers and gifts to the Church, are welcome and can be arranged through the Church office.

Cremation: Michigan law restricts the transportation of bodies to licensed morticians. Therefore, the service of a mortician is necessary. Embalming is not required if cremation is done within 48 hours. A casket is not necessary, although a container or box is required by the crematory.

Engraving & Interment: When possible, arrangements should be made well in advance of need. One interment per niche, in a container using the dimensions provided. The container will show the name, year of birth and year of death. The Church Administrator confirms the time of interment. The granite plaque sealing the niche will be uniform with other plaques. Additional rules and regulations apply. Contact the church office for details.

Dimensions & Pricing: All Columbarium financial considerations must be paid prior to use, payable to Chilson Hills Church.

Memorial Pillar Monument: Engraving fee with application for engraving. $250
Columbarium/Wall Niche. Reservation fee provided with application. $375
Use Fee. Includes opening, closing, and granite marker engraving. $250
The family negotiates crematory and mortician fees with the mortician.
Urn Dimensions: 5”h x 8-1/4”d x 7”w

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