Frequently Asked Questions

Children and Youth Programs

Will there be youth services?

No, at this time there will not be any youth specific worship services, although this is something we are looking into for the future.

Will there be youth groups? If so, what age ranges?

Yes, there will be middle and high school youth groups (Salt + Light Youth Ministries), as well as our preschool-elementary group (Little Light’s Ministry)

What space will be designated for youth in the new church?

There will be a designated youth room for youth groups, as well as a nursery and Sunday School space for younger ages.

What worship services will there be specifically for youth/young families?

At this time there is no plan for a designated youth/young adult worship service, but the modern/contemporary service is what most of our young families choose to attend.

Christian School

Will the school be open at the same time?

The Christian school will not open when the church opens. The contractors from Collage will provide a date for the school as construction continues. 

What age groups will be accepted at the school?

The age groups that will be accepted in the school are 2 – 5-year-olds and VPK students. 


How much does a Niche cost?

$6000.00, from 7/1/23 to 6/30/24 and $7000.00 from 7/1/24 to 6/30/25

What other costs are involved in being inurned at PCUMC Columbarium and Memorial Garden?

Cost does not include Cremation and other funeral home expenses such as the purchase of an urn, Memorial Service, (Non-Members) Honorarium for Minister, Musicians etc. (Non-Members)

Can I choose the location for the urn or does PCUMC assign the location?

Yes, you choose the location from the inventory of available Niches.

What does the price include for inurnment in PCUMC Columbarium?

Niche for inurned that will accommodate a maximum of two urns. Engraving the Niche face plate with name and life dates of the person whose cremains are inurned, choice of available Niche, opening and closing of the inurnment space and record keeping and maintenance in perpetuity

How do I purchase a Niche?

Submit a written application for the reservation of a niche.

Where are ashes kept if the columbarium has not been completed?

PCUMC will not be used for storage of cremains (urns) while awaiting placement within a cremation Niche. Urn with cremains will be retained by the family until such time as the Columbarium and Memorial Garden is completed.

Can I move the urn and ashes to a different location at a later date?

Movement of the urn within PCUMC Columbarium and Memorial Garden is discouraged, but not forbidden. Removal the urn and cremains for inurnment elsewhere within PCUMC Columbarium Memorial Garden can be arranged; however, there is an administrative fee for this service.

Do I own the Niche?

No. The Niche purchase agreement is only a reservation to use the Niche.

Does the price include a memorial service at PCUMC Columbarium and Memorial Garden?

Yes, for members of PCUMC only

When will payment be due?

Payment will be due with the application for the reservation of a niche.

Are there any financing options?

No. Payment for the Niche must be paid in full at the time of purchase.

Who can be inurned in PCUMC Columbarium and Memorial Garden?

Any Minister, past Minister, member, or past member of any United Methodist Church in the Florida Conference and any immediate family member of those previously listed. Members of immediate family shall include; spouse of the member or past member, parents, step-parents, grandparents or step grandparents of the member or past member; children or stepchildren of the member or past member; spouses of children or step-children of the member or past member; and grandchildren or step-grandchildren of any member or past member.

What is inscribed on the Niche Cover?

The person’s or persons’ full name(s) with month, date and year of birth and death.

What is the size of the Niche?

12” wide x 12” high x 16” deep

What size urn is required at PCUMC Columbarium and Memorial Garden?

The urn should be no larger than 11.5” x 11.5” x 8” to allow for 2 urns in the niche.

Can I use a plastic bag or box instead of an urn?

Plastic bags or boxes are not approved containers for the cremated remains at PCUMC Columbarium and Memorial Garden. Only approved non-biodegradable urns are acceptable to be placed in the Niche.

May other items be inured with the cremains or within the Niche?

No. No valuables, trinkets or medals of any kind shall be placed in the Niche.

May I inurn my pet at PCUMC Columbarium and Memorial Garden?

No. PCUMC does not allow pets cremated remains in the Niche.

May I remove ashes from the Columbarium for any reason?

Yes, in the event there has been an inurnment in a Niche and the personal representative or immediate family of the person whose cremains have been inurned wish to permanently remove the cremains from the Niche, they may do so. However, there will not be any reimbursement and there is an administrative removal fee.

Ministries and Worship

Will you still offer a virtual option to view church services?

We are excited to continue our online worship experience with some significant improvements. Our new campus will boast a 5Gbs fiber internet pipe provided by MetroNet. This will allow us to have a good-quality full HD live stream without pixelization or unnecessary latency.

New Campus

When will the new church be open at the new location?

Our goal is to be open early fall depending on any construction delays.

Why did you move?

This vision and dream began some 25 years ago. Some days we feel a little like the Children of Israel in that we have been pursuing God’s vision for this property since 1995, even though we have not taken quite as long as the Israelites (40 years). It has been an ongoing pursuit of God’s plan and vision. We are excited to see it come to fruition as we seek to minister in a new and greater way to the Palm Coast community.

How can I get involved with the new campus?

We have a place for anyone who is interested in getting involved at PCUMC We are glad that you are interested in contacting the church to get involved. The church office can be reached via telephone at (386) 445-1600 of Website at

What is the name of the new church?

At this time, no changes are anticipated.

What is a columbarium and who is eligible to use it?

A columbarium is where cremated remains are placed. Much like a mausoleum where caskets are placed, urns with ashes are placed in niches (individual compartments) of a columbarium. At this time, current and past church members, and their families, along with clergy, will be able to purchase these niches.

Are we going to have a balcony?

No, there will be no balconies in either the sanctuary or the chapel.

Why is an organ not included in the new church?

Church staff are currently in search of musical equipment that can serve multifunctional musical purposes, including the mimicking of the sound of an organ.

Will there be pews or chairs in the sanctuary or chapel?

There will be chairs in the sanctuary and pews in the chapel.

Where will the bricks be placed?

The “named” bricks will be outside of the church and are planned to be laid in a pattern between the front entrance and the columbarium area. As construction continues, the exact location may be altered.

Will I be able to rent event space for my group or club?

Yes. Five of the rooms in the building will be of multipurpose usage. Their seating capacities range from 25 to 500 people.  

How many people can be seated in the sanctuary?

The sanctuary has a seating capacity of 500 people.

Will there be audio visuals in the chapel?

Yes. The chapel will be equipped with an audio-visual system.  

How will we show the community the new campus?

We will show the new campus to the community through a series of events, which will be communicated via a newsletter.

Will there be an outdoor rental space?

The current operations plan limits lease space for events and activities to interior spaces only.

Is the Church going to have a Digital Membership Directory?

The church already has a digital membership directory which is part of our church management software. A URL link to this directory will be communicated to the church members at the right time.