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Veterans' Gravesites Decorated on Memorial Day
The graves of parishioners who are veterans, will be decorated with American flags this Memorial Day weekend, in honor of their service to these United States of America. The Memorial Garden of St. Francis; at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, has been the final resting place for the ashes of parishioners and family members since 1962. This Memorial Day, 14 gravesites will be decorated with American flags to honor those who served in the armed forces. The Garden of St. Francis is a grassy sacred place, in the form of a circle, located in front of the stone exterior sanctuary wall, on which a white cross hangs. The garden includes a fountain with a statue of St. Francis, a sundial, along with a wooden bench to permit those visiting to rest and reflect. Nearby is a Buddha bell, cast in Japan in the 1700's; protected by a wooden pagoda structure.
More About St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Established in 1960, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church has a mission of building a community through Christian hospitality and service, focusing on education, care and spiritual development. The church offers services, bible study, Sunday School and nursery care every Sunday morning. Sunday School is run under the direction of Joyce Kern, Director of Religious Education. Baptism, Confirmation, Matrimony, Christian Burial and Stewardship Campaign are offered to members. The church also hosts various events throughout the year for its members, who come from Springfield, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Summit, Madison and New Providence.
Other events here
- Sunday Services at St. Andrew's Weekly on Sundays, 8:00 am–12:30 pm