A columbarium is a structure with niches in which urns containing ashes from deceased persons are inurned.
Historically, it was commonplace for churches to have cemeteries on the church grounds to provide space for people to remember their loved ones. Churches with columbaria or memorial gardens are recovering a version of this practice.
The Good Shepherd Columbarium was constructed within the eastern interior wall of the sanctuary, which was completed in 2012. Each niche has space for two urns placed end-to-end and is covered with a granite faceplate with the names, birthdates, and death dates of the deceased.
For more information about the Columbarium, contact Maribeth Doerr at 775.329.0696 or email her.