Memorials and Columbarium

Memorial Services

Nothing is more important to the life of our church family than a caring ministry to those who are passing through “the valley of the shadow” seeking God’s presence and comfort in times of grief and mourning. We believe that God holds our loved ones in strong and everlasting arms, and that we who live on can know the shelter and strength of the Good Shepherd. Our pastors, staff, and members stand ready to be there with and for you as you seek the assurance that in life or death, we belong to God. Such ministry is our highest calling and greatest privilege.

For information about planning or pre-planning a memorial service, please contact the church office at (214) 368-6348. If it is after hours, please dial extension 8.



Our columbarium allows our members and their families the opportunity to have their final resting place within the shadow of the church that has been a central part of their lives. This sacred site of beauty and dignity is a place where loved ones can visit and meditate any time.

The columbarium eliminates the pressures of choosing a burial site, casket, vault, and monument. Planning the interment and memorial services is also much simpler since it can all be at one location. The costs of cremation and a niche in the columbarium are significantly less than the costs of a casket, burial site, and marker.
Columbarium Flowers

Selecting a Niche

Niche assignments are allocated in accordance with the desires of each applicant on a first-come, first-served basis. A niche can contain two urns.


The fee for a niche is $2,500. This fee includes two urns, the plaques inscribed with name and dates of birth and death, the opening and closing of the niche for inurnment, and perpetual care. Each niche is designed to hold two urns.

This fee does not cover the cost of cremation.For more information, please contact Debbie Tunnell at or 214-695-2714.

Planning Your Inurnment

One of the most loving gifts you can leave your family is having already arranged for your memorial service and cremation. Any one of our ministers is happy to assist you in planning your memorial service and will keep your wishes on file at the church.

Choosing a funeral home for cremation need not be a difficult task. To assist you, click below to see a sampling of funeral homes offering cremation services with their prices.
Funeral Homes/Crematoriums

Grief Support

"Good Grief"

PHPC’s grief support group, “Good Grief” occurs three times a year. Good Grief is typically offered in the winter, the summer, and the fall and consists of 6 weekly sessions. These sessions usually happen at the church on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Rev. Mark Brainerd and Mahlon Hight lead the weekly sessions and all materials are provided.
Grief is a deeply personal and an ongoing part of life. We believe that by coming together with others who are grieving, sharing common feelings and experiences, we begin to move forward with grief in a healthy way.

For more information contact Mahlon Hight at The cost of “Good Grief” is $25 and scholarships are available.

To sign up and pay for an upcoming session, click the button below.
Register for Good Grief

Grief is a part of life and the timing of events may not align with our seasonal Good Grief series. Please contact Mahlon Hight at or extension 118 in the church office and she will be happy to refer you to additional trusted resources.