Madison Christian Community

Memorial Garden

Purpose of the Memorial Garden
Since early times, Christians have used their churches and church yards as places of internment. Madison Christian Community offers this Memorial Garden as a place of peace and beauty to inter ashes of loved ones following cremation. This Memorial Garden symbolizes the cycle of faith from life to death to life. This Garden is a place to remember and worship, meditate and pray, celebrate and grieve. Located on a beautiful natural hilltop near the church, this memorial garden lies in the shade of tall trees and overlooks restored prairies, community garden plots, and a Santa Rosa Labyrinth. The garden is open at all hours as a place that ministers and provides comfort to those who stand in the memory of all saints.

Planning for burial arrangements of a loved one or ourselves in not an easy task. The Memorial Garden ministry encourages us to talk about these plans with our family and our church. There are several options available for cremains burial in The Memorial Garden. All interment options include the burial and burial stone. Some options include a choice of how cremains will be buried, contained or uncontained. A memorial stone, with no cremains, is also available.

The name of each individual and the dates of his or her life will be inscribed on the burial stone or memorial stone. A Book of Remembrance, located in the Shalom Room, will hold a one page description chronicling and celebrating the life of each individual interred in The Memorial Garden, including those remembered with memorial stones.
A record of interment will be kept by Madison Christian Community.

Perpetual Care
The Memorial Garden is overseen by an elected Board of Trustees. A trust account has been established to assure perpetual care of the Memorial Garden. These funds are separate and distinct from church funds. Policies regarding the use of the Memorial Garden have been established by the Trustees and approved by the Leadership Team. In general, interment in the Memorial Garden is available to past or present members, their families and to others with a significant connection to the MCC. Questions of eligibility are referred to the Memorial Garden Trustees. A complete set of documents is available from the church office upon request.

For more information regarding the purchase of a plot or memorial stone in the Memorial Garden, please contact the church office: 608-836-1455 or

Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden


Downloadable Form and Information
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   Memorial Garden Application
Memorial Gardens Brochure
     Memorial Garden By-Laws
     Memorial Garden Rules and Regulations


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