published Monday, November 14th, 2011

Ceremony to mark new burial method in Georgia forest

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — A Methodist church leader and representatives of a Virginia company are in the north Georgia town of Dahlonega to launch an alternative burial method in which memorial trees are chosen as a final resting place for cremated ashes.

EcoEternity LLC said in a statement that the trees provide living memorials to loved ones. The company says it’s an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional burial ceremonies.

A consecration ceremony is being held Monday for the EcoEternity Forest at Glisson Camp & Retreat Center in Dahlonega.

Bishop Mike Watson of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church was planning to attend the consecration ceremony to open the forest. The Methodist group owns and operates the camp and retreat center through a non-profit organization.

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primitive said...

Lord help us. Christians are not to be cremated. That's for the pagans. How do ashes resurrect? The "green" method is actually the ancient Christian method, which, by the way, does not involve the inhumane embalming practice which is so common today.

November 14, 2011 at 2:27 p.m.
chatttn said...

That depends on the "sect" of Christian beliefs. Some believe ashes to ashes, dust to's just a quicker way of getting there. This was straight from a Baptist preacher in Cleveland, TN. To each their own.

November 14, 2011 at 2:36 p.m.
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