The word comes from a Latin word for the dwelling place of a dove (columba) which Christians believe is the symbol of the Holy Spirit.

First Church Columbarium is located on the western edge of the Chapel in the Woods.  The wall contains 48 "niches."  Each niche holds the cremains of one or two persons.

A license is granted and restricted to the licensee for the use of the niche for human ashes only.   Licenses are available to First Church members and their families.

The cost for the niche is $2000 which includes the bronzed urns and nameplates.

The Columbarium is the property of First Church, and the Board of Trustees is responsible for the administration of policies and procedures.

For further information, please contact the Church Office at 815-459-0785.