The columbarium, which holds urns containing ashes of the dead, was installed two years ago and is part of a growing trend of churches that are reverting back to the old church graveyard tradition in a modern way.
In 2006, the Washington-based Alliance of Baptists received a notice that it could be fined $34,000 because the itineraries of five churches that used its travel license “did not reflect a program of full-time religious activity.”
Three weeks after an F-5 tornado killed 12 and obliterated tiny Greensburg, Kan., Southern Baptist disaster relief workers remained on the scene, feeding uprooted townspeople and relief volunteers who had been there since May 5.
Deut. 8:1-14, 17-18
Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, June 17
Deut. 29:10-15; 30:1-3, 6, 11-14, 19-20
Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, June 24
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