• To Howard and Carolyn Tynan for the gift of the bench overlooking the Memorial Lawn, which is a beautiful addition to the ambiance of West Side's Memorial Garden.
• To Ed Kopf whose talents have long enriched so many aspects of life at West Side, who built a platform which is housed inside the bay planter allowing seasonal displays of color.
Thank you for your gifts of generosity and appreciation of God's gifts of nature and peace.
The worship of God, communion, baptisms, marriages, and memorial services are celebrations of Christian life at West Side. The Memorial Garden, carefully planned and executed, extends West Side's ministry by providing a sacred, beautiful, and enduring space for the burial of cremated remains in the arms of the church.
The Memorial Garden is a place for reflection, meditation, remembrance and prayer for bereaved famly and friends, as well as a contemplative setting for all to enjoy. Restoration of the Garden to its former beauty before the fire will take time and effort, but the committee is at work on plans to delineate and landscape the area, so that, once again, the Garden will be a place of peace and comfort.
Bequests and gifts in honor or in celebration of special events or loved ones, as well as gifts in loving memory of someone, may be made to help restore and enhance our garden sanctuary, and should be made payable to The Memorial Garden Perpetual Care Account, and mailed to West Side's financial secretary. For information on major gifting opportunities, please contact Sara Johnson.
A pastor can discuss both memorial services and the use of the Memorial Garden. A Memorial Garden coordinator can provide details regarding subscription information, fees, rules, and guidelines. Please call the church office at 201-652-1966, ext. 11, for contact information.
Current members of the Memorial Garden Committee are Sara Johnson, chair; Larry Hoffman, Ed Kopf, Barbara Spiegel, Lincoln Stulik, and Meriam Voigt.