Columbarium and Rose Garden
The Country Club Christian Church Columbarium and Rose Garden provide two beautiful settings that will honor and perpetuate cherished memories of deceased loved ones.
The Columbarium serves as a living memorial to those who have gone before us. The lovely Rose Garden offers a more secluded setting for remembering. The warm design of each invites meditation and prayer and honors the deceased.
It is located on the west side of the George Hamilton Combs Chapel. This lovely place invites prayer and is a peaceful gathering spot for family and friends.
The columbarium is to be used exclusively for the inurnment of human remains. Inurnment is limited to persons with a relationship to Country Club Christian Church.
For more information, DOWNLOAD THIS BROCHURE. If you are interested in an application or the fee schedule for the columbarium, please contact the church office. A member of the staff will contact you to answer questions and help you with your arrangements.
The Rose Garden
A permanent memorial for a loved one satisfies an immediate need and helps to preserve our heritage. This lovely garden with memorial bricks serves as a living memorial to those who have gone before us. The warm design invites meditation, prayer and loving honor of the deceased.
Download the form HERE to begin your Memorialization.
The Christian Funeral: Preparing and Planning for Death
Christ has promised: I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” –John 14:18
The scriptures promise that nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even death. (Romans 8:39)
Country Club Christian Church stands ready to plan a service designed to comfort those who mourn and hold in grateful memory a loved one. To that end, we have provided a list of scripture readings and hymns, as well as answers to frequently asked questions. In addition, we have provided a list of books related to grieving that might be helpful now and in the future.
List of Suggested Scripture Readings
The Bible has much to say about God’s promises related to death and resurrection. The following are passages that Christians have found meaningful in funeral services. If you have a favorite passage not listed here, be sure to visit with the clergy about other possible readings.
Isaiah 25:6-10 God will swallow up death forever.
Isaiah 40:28-31 Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength.
Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd.
Psalm 46:1-5, 10-11 A very present help in trouble; be still and know that I am God.
Psalm 90:1-10, 12 You have been our dwelling place in all generations; teach us to number our days.
Psalm 91 The one who dwells in the shelter of the Most High.
Psalm 103 Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Psalm 121 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
Psalm 139:1-12 Where shall I go from your spirit?
Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes, “Blessed are those who mourn…”
John 6:37-40 I will raise them up on the last day.
John 11:38-44 Lazarus raised from the dead.
John 14:1-6, 25-27 Let not your hearts be troubled.
Romans 6:3-9 Baptized into Christ’s death, raised to live with him.
Romans 8:31-39 Nothing can separate us from the love of God.
1 Corinthians 15:51-58 Death is swallowed in victory.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 The comfort of Christ’s coming again.
1 John 3:1-3 We are children of God.
Revelation 21:1-4 A new heaven and a new earth; death will be no more.
List of Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal
Our hymnal contains many of the great hymns of the faith, including some more appropriate for the Christian funeral. If you do not see a favorite hymn, please directly contact the designated musician which will be provided to you by the clergy.
Amazing Grace! No. 546
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today No. 216
Fairest Lord Jesus No. 97
For All the Saints No. 637
For the Beauty of the Earth No. 56
Great Is Thy Faithfulness No. 86
Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! No. 4
I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry No. 75
In the Bulb There Is a Flower No. 638
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee No. 2
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling No. 517
Precious Lord, Take My Hand No. 628
There Is a Balm in Gilead No. 501
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross No. 195
What Wondrous Love Is This No. 200
Frequently Asked Questions
In a time of grief, persons often have many practical concerns. If you have questions not addressed here, please be sure to ask the clergy person from our church.
Please contact the clergy of the church who will check the availability of the worship space, reception space, parking space and clergy/musicians prior to confirming the time/date of the service. The main number is 816-333-4917.
Yes. Memorial gifts will go into the church’s endowment (undesignated), which are used to support the church now and into the future. The Endowment Trustees disburse the funds according to the Declaration of Trust approved by the official Congregational Board. If donations are requested for a specific church ministry, please contact Rachel Clement ([email protected]), Director of Finance in advance. If you list a variety of causes as options for friends and family, such as your loved one’s alma mater, a health-related 501(c)(3), or an animal shelter, the gifts should be made payable to the organization and sent to them directly.
It is recommended that a statement regarding memorial gifts be listed with the obituary and the service bulletin.
Memorial donations may be made to Country Club Christian Church.
Country Club Christian Church has the capacity to record and/or privately livestream funerals and memorial services.
All requests for streaming and recording must be submitted to Dan Warneke, Director of Production, for review in advance; all final amendments and needs for taping must be determined on a timeline at the direction of the Director of Production.
As necessary, the party(s) involved in the event will meet and discuss the needs for said event with the staff person tasked with operating the streaming/recording equipment, including but not limited to scenes for the video and special needs for audio.
All performers of any kind must be both aware of the recording and consent to being broadcasted.
The staff person operating the streaming/recording devices will schedule the recording and secure the stream upon request, providing the event coordinators with the necessary url to access the online broadcast.
AT TIME OF EVENT
The staff person from the church will be present at the tech booth in the balcony throughout the entirety of the event, troubleshooting as necessary for the recording. Any assistance outside of this scope of work, including custodial and administrative tasks, is considered extra and can result in an additional cost on a time and materials basis. Any occurrences during the event which might be classified as “ad lib” will not be accounted for; the staff person will stay true to the predetermined video plan for scenes throughout the event.
FOLLOWING THE EVENT
Within 24 hours of the stream/recording, the facilitating staff person or Director of Production will make available an unedited MP4 file of the event accessible publicly online through Google Drive. If the event coordinators elect to have editing done to the video file, the requested materials will be available within one week of the event.
ERRORS IN ENCODING OR RECORDING
As recording and streaming is contingent upon the connectivity of the Internet, in the case that there is a local area outage or some other failure in the audio/video technology which would compromise the ability for the church to stream/record the event, all costs associated with said service would be refunded.
Sanctuary, Chapel, Narthex, Parlor*
$350 1st hour/$125 each additional hour
Any post-production work
Minister – suggested range
Organist – suggested range
Pianist – suggested range
*Includes set-up, service bulletin, beverage service (coffee, tea, water), easels, tables, funeral guild (ushers).
One check can be made to the Country Club Christian Church to cover the total expense based on the summary of expenses provided above.
Resources on Grief
When the funeral is over, the grieving process continues. This can be an especially hard time after family and friends leave. The following resources are recommended in hopes they help you on the journey ahead:
Nicholas Wolterstroff, Lament for a Son
Ann Weems, Psalms of Lament
C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
Alan Wolfelt, Understanding Grief: Helping Yourself Heal
John Claypool, Tracks of a Fellow Struggler
Jerusha Hull McCormack, Grieving: A Beginner’s Guide
Stephanie Ericsson, Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues of Grief
Harold Bloomfield, Melba Colgrove, and Peter McWilliams, How to Survive the Loss of a Love