Throughout the centuries, Christian churches in Europe and America
have provided a final resting place for church members on church
grounds. Severna Park United Methodist Church offers this
option for the interment of cremated remains.
In 1982, the ashes
of our Associate Pastor, Rev. William Bush, were interred on our
church grounds. When inquiries increased toward the end of the
1980's, a Memorial Garden Committee was appointed to develop an
appropriate plan for a "garden" on our grounds.
during the construction of an outdoor Chapel as a Boy Scout Eagle
Scout service project, the wooded area adjoining the Chapel was
selected as a desirable location for a Memorial Garden.
Again, our Boy Scouts undertook the initial development as another
Eagle Scout project and the garden was dedicated on June 2, 1991.
Subsequent Eagle Scout projects and individual donations have
provided many additional enhancements.
The garden provides a quite place to meditate and pray. Easter Sunrise
service often takes place in the garden chapel.