Around 2012, we decided to reshape our memorial grounds and rename our outdoor areas The Kirk Peace Park. The Peace Park was dedicated in 2014. It continues to be a place for us to celebrate and remember friends and family, but it is also open to the public, where neighbors walking by might connect to something different. We hope you have a chance to walk our grounds and experience all that it has to offer.
This brick Peace Plaza was built in 2008 after the retirement of longtime Pastor Clayton Cook. The pergola was added as part of the 2013 memorial walk installation, and at this time the name Peace Portal was adopted to highlight the entire structure’s role as an entrance into the sacred space of the memorial walk along with its function of imparting a feeling of quietude. The words of Romans 12:18 are inscribed around the inside of the pergola: If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.