Columbarium & Cemetery

Planning for your final resting place and making your wishes known are truly gifts to your loved ones. All Saints offers several options for burial and memorialization with others from the All Saints community.

 All Saints is committed to being a multi-generational community of faith where we serve people throughout all stages of life. To that end, All Saints is making plans to offer two options for the burial of the saints who pass away. Read more about each option below or find the complete document here.

"For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living."
–Romans 14:8-9

Memorial Garden & Columbarium

All Saints Presbyterian Church’s Memorial Garden & Columbarium provides a special place for interment of (depositing) cremated remains of church members, pastors, and their families. The Columbarium is projected to contain 576 niches (compartments), each with the capacity for up to two (2) urns of one (1) person each. The memorial wall is projected to contain an additional 154 plaques available for engraving. 
Eligibility for Interment
Interment in the Columbarium is restricted to the cremated remains of members, pastors, former members, and former pastors of All Saints, as well as their parents, spouses, and children. The Senior Pastor may grant eligibility to others who are meaningfully connected to All Saints.
Fees for Interment
The one-time fee to reserve a niche in the Columbarium is $4,000 (plus $107 in card transaction processing fees if applicable). The fee includes the right of interment in the reserved niche, up to two urns, inscription on the niche, and ongoing care for the Columbarium. The fee does not include the cost of cremation. In the Austin area, direct cremation cost is around $1,000, excluding optional services (e.g. visitation). All Saints may change the niche fee, but incumbent niche reservation owners will not be reimbursed any difference nor assessed additional costs if the fee changes. Each niche may accommodate up to two urns. Those who elect to reserve only one half of a shared niche (thereby leaving room for the ashes of another unrelated person) may do so for $2,500 (plus $67 in card transaction processing fees if applicable).
Eligibility for Memorialization
Remembrance on the memorial wall is restricted to members, pastors, former members, and former pastors of All Saints, as well as their parents, spouses, and children. The Senior Pastor may grant eligibility to others who are meaningfully connected to All Saints. A memorial plaque is meant to memorialize one individual or one married couple.
Fee for a Memorial Plaque
The one-time fee for a memorial plaque in the Memorial Garden is $1,000 (plus $27 in card transaction processing fees if applicable). The fee includes the plaque and its inscription, as well as ongoing care for the Memorial Garden. All Saints may change the fee, but those who have already paid the fee will not be reimbursed any difference nor assessed additional costs if the fee changes.
Financial Assistance
Anyone desiring to reserve a niche or memorial plaque, but without the means to pay the fee, may appeal to any deacon for help from the Benevolence Fund. Disbursements from the Benevolence Fund are subject to consideration by the deacons per their standing practices for Benevolence Fund disbursements.
Reserving a Niche
We are now officially accepting niche reservations. Once the niche reservation fee has been paid in full (minus any deposit prepaid), you may select a specific niche to be reserved. The attached one-page niche reservation form will be your way of documenting the details for All Saints to keep on file; in exchange you will receive a niche reservation certificate for your files. Just leave the niche selection section blank for now -- that is best finalized on site and in person.
The columbarium is currently scheduled for completion this August. We are now far enough along that you're able to see where the nine sections of niches will be. Please let David Breeding know if you'd like to schedule a brief site visit sometime -- site visits can be scheduled on a weekday (during business hours) or on a Sunday (during or following the 3rd worship service).

Cemetery

All Saints Presbyterian Church’s cemetery at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks provides a special place for in-ground burial of deceased church members, pastors, and their families. The Cemetery is projected to consist of a 50-plot section of the Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park, located at 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX 78749, just south of U.S. Highway 290. 
Eligibility for Burial
Burial in All Saints’ section of the cemetery is restricted to the whole-body remains of members, pastors, former members, and former pastors of All Saints, as well as their parents, spouses, and children. The Senior Pastor may grant eligibility to others who are meaningfully connected to All Saints.
Fee to Reserve a Burial Plot
The one-time fee to reserve a burial plot in the cemetery is $7,500 (plus $200 in card transaction processing fees if applicable). The fee includes the right of burial. The fee does not include other costs charged by Cook-Walden, such as embalming (optional), opening and closing the grave, and the selection of a casket and vault or liner, and a headstone. All Saints may change the fee, but burial plot reservation owners will not be reimbursed any difference nor assessed additional costs if the fee changes.
Financial Assistance
Anyone desiring to be buried in the cemetery, but without the means to pay the fee, may appeal to any deacon for help from the Benevolence Fund. Disbursements from the Benevolence Fund are subject to consideration by the deacons per their standing practices for Benevolence Fund disbursements.
Reserving a Burial Plot
To reserve a burial plot, a person must submit full payment of the fee and a completed Cemetery Reservation Form to the church finance office. The church staff will review each reservation form for compliance with applicable policies and procedures and confirm that the identified plot is available for reservation. When approved, the church will deliver the signed reservation form to the owner to indicate the church’s acceptance, and update the church’s records accordingly.