Chapel On the Hill
Our Sunday Mornings
8:00 Early Service in the Fellowship Hall
9:00 Adult Sunday School
10:00 Family Service in the Chapel
- Nursery available
- Children released early for Sunday School
11:00 Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall
In the fall of 1996, the church formed a committee to look into the feasibility of providing a site on church property for the interment of cremation remains. The committee sampled the sentiments of the congregation and concluded that the establishment of such a facility would be worthwhile and the concept, supported by a large number of members, went forward.
At the time, only one other church in Oak Ridge possessed such a site, but we took advantage of their experience as well as that of others in neighboring towns. We decided to construct a relatively small, simple yet tasteful, garden on the west slope in the "el" formed by the chapel and the education building. Construction began in the early spring of 1997, and by the time it was completed a number of people had committed both money and intentions to the project. The garden was dedicated on May 18, 1997, and our first interment took place shortly afterwards on May 25. As of the summer of 2005, there have been approximately 36 interments.
The garden is a quiet, green spot surrounded by trees and flowering shrubs. We have a remembrance wall with a large brass plaque containing the nameplates of the deceased. Several redwood benches were added both above and below the area. It's a nice place to sit on a sunny spring day.
The Arow window is in the chapel choir loft. Paul Arow was an ordained minister whom was a faithful choir member and also delivered inspirational sermons during the early, formative years of The United Church. Following Mr. Arow's death some years later, this stained glass window was installed in his memory.
Where people from all denominations meet in their differences, but are one in their search for God.
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