The Long-Range Planning committee and Columbarium team agreed on an upgraded landscape design for the Columbarium area. Green Escapes Nursery of Prairieville constructed the first columbarium, which has 24 crypts on each side for a total of 48. The project can be expanded in phases as future fundraising allows.
A 6-foot cross was erected on the Sanctuary wall as a focal point. A stone-style paver patio area with a crushed stone walkway was created around the first columbarium with space provided for two additional columbaria. These can be built in the future as need and funds require.
The Armed Services Committee installed two granite benches in the columbarium area in honor of all veterans of First United Church – Gonzales and in recognition of the committee chairpersons. Anyone wishing further information about this project should contact the church office at 225-647-4678.