A columbarium is the modern form of the small country church cemetery we remember... a peaceful and comforting place, nestling a permanent community of believers.
The Columbarium Garden is located at 1922 Topf Road in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on the grounds of Lakewood United Methodist Church in the beautiful, historic Lakewoood neighborhood.
The Memorial Garden
The Lakewood United Methodist Church Columbarium Garden is a spacious brick-walled plaza surrounding a garden with benches, all shaded by trees. Water cascades into a large fountain, reminding us of our baptisms and providing a pleasant backdrop of sound. A large, 8-foot, concrete cross sits directly in line with the "old rugged cross" inside the Lakewood UMC sanctuary. The inner walls are lined with black granite niches.
The walls hold 160 burial niches, the garden nestles 46 in-ground spaces, and the Remembrance Wall holds plaques in memory of those buried elsewhere.
The Columbarium Garden is handicap accessible.
In all respects, an interment service in the Columbarium Garden carries the same grace and dignity as burial in a cemetery. There is an official United Methodist service for this purpose.
The Columbarium Garden is open to those who are active participants in LUMC ministries and their immediate families, including former members and former clergy. Additionally, other individuals may be interred with approval of the Columbarium board.
The cost for a niche, urn, engraved plaque, and perpetual care is $1,500, or $2500 for two urns placed in the same niche. In-ground single occupancy locations are $900, while engraved plaques on the Remembrance Wall are $500. Payment options are available.
The Columbarium Garden is a self-sufficient ministry governed by a separate seven-member church board, with all funds held in account by Lakewood United Methodist Church.