University Memorial Garden

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us... Hebrews 12:1

For many, University is a place where you have served throughout your life and consider your church home and it is our goal to provide a special place for you. Located outside of the Atrium, the University Memorial Garden will be a sacred place for prayer, reflection and a final resting place for mortal remains.

In addition to a columbarium, our Garden will have a baptismal font with beautiful walkways and benches to provide a time of remembrance, prayer and reflection. The columbarium will be an arrangement of stonewalls with openings where urns that contain cremated remains of you and your loved ones can be permanently placed. Faceplates on the niches will be engraved with the names and life dates of those interred. There is also and opportunity for you to memorialize others who have been buried elsewhere.

If you have any questions about a Niche, Memorial Plaque or Bench, or if you are ready to make a purchase, please contact Loren Ahnberg at 210-696-1033 or email at


(Includes 1 or 2 urns & engraved niche faceplate)
During Construction (deadline February 26) - $4,500
After Construction - $5,000

Memorial Plaque:
Full Size - $1,500
Half Size - $750

(Includes Memorial Plaque)

**Additional fees apply when paying with a credit card**

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