Posted: May 05, 2016
Join us starting May 21 & 22 for a new preaching series, "Burning Questions" which seeks to answer many of the difficult faith questions we often wrestle with. The conversation continues on Wednesday nights with a follow-up discussion hosted by the preaching pastor, 7:00 - 8:00 pm (May 25 - June 22). See list of topics.
Other upcoming worship highlights include a Big Band Jazz Weekend (June 4-6), Summer Trip Commissioning (Sunday, June 12 at 9:45/11:00), and the MN Adult & Teen Challenge (June 11 & 12)
Don't forget we begin a single Saturday service at 5:00 pm on May 28, and Monday Cabin Worship at 7:00 pm (perfect for weekend travelers) begins June 6.
Shepherd's Columbarium and Memorial Garden
Why build a columbarium at SOTV?
Shepherd of the Valley has embarked upon this venture to provide a meaningful area for the inurnment of cremated remains (cremains). It will provide a final resting place with special meaning for those whose involvement in the church was an important part of life on earth. The columbarium has been designed to complement the structure of the church and will be located near the outdoor chapel, east of the sanctuary.
How will the columbarium be funded?
The costs for building and maintaining the columbarium will be SELF-FUNDED; only proceeds from the sale of niches and memorials, or donations made to the columbarium project, will be used to cover construction costs. Therefore, construction cannot proceed until costs for Phase 1 have been covered. The Columbarium Committee estimates that a minimum of 125 niches must be sold by April 1, 2017, in order to break ground.
How much is a niche?
A niche, which will hold the cremains of up to two individuals, is $1,900. A down payment of $950 (50%) must be submitted with your reservation. The remaining 50% will be due April 1, 2017, assuming enough niches have been sold to build the columbarium. If construction costs have not been covered, the columbarium will not proceed, and your down payment will be returned.