at Morning Star
And after you have suffered for a little while,
the God of all grace,
who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ,
with himself restore, support, strengthen,
and establish you. I Peter 5:10
Garden of Grace
Grief is an experience common to every person and every
family. We all seek to find ways both to memorialize the one
who is lost to us, and also to find comfort and peace. To help
achieve these goals, Morning Star has created a Memorial
Garden where families can remember their loved ones and find a
place of peace.
Morning Star’s “Garden of Grace” began with simple
dogwood tree and it gradually grew to include benches,
additional plantings and landscape features to create a place of
beauty and peace. A place for prayer, contemplation , and
The Garden is not a cemetery. No rights or special
privileges are deemed or granted to families of those who are
memorialized there. All rights are reserved by Morning Star
Presbyterian Church, its officers and the Memorial Garden
Committee to make changes, now or in the future, including
changes in the design and location of the Garden.
This page is provided as a guide for those who wish to
use the Garden as a place to memorialize their loved ones. A full
description and set of policies is available upon request.
Your contributions will enable this garden to grow to its
full potential. Thank you!
*Human and Pet Cremains are permitted in the Garden of
Grace. An application/waiver must be completed by family
members and approved by Session.
*Burial of Cremains will be done by a steward of the garden,
not by family members.
*Burial of cremains: No cost
*Interment service: As negotiated with Pastor
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*The design of the garden itself and any plant or other garden
feature is under the express authority of the memorial garden
committee and the Session. Only monetary donations will be
accepted; no plants, plaques, statuary or
personalized displays will be permitted.
*Please make checks payable to Morning Star and write
“memorial garden” or “memorial paver” in the memo line.
Click the link above and save to your computer.
Complete the request form and mail it to:
Garden of Grace
c/o Morning Star Presbyterian Church
One Morning Star Way
Bayville, New Jersey 08721