On the grounds of LPPC, the Memorial Garden is a sacred place that provides a location for outdoor services, a place for a stroll after church or during concert intermissions, or simply a way to spend a quiet moment of solitude in contemplation during the day. The Garden also offers a range of options for memorialization of residents of Placitas as well as members and friends of the church.
History of Memorial Garden
On September 26, 1999, during a special service, LPPC dedicated the Memorial Garden to the founding families of LPPC. The Memorial Garden was designed by landscape architect Bill Hays, hardscape construction by Patrick Finnegan, planting plan by Judith Phillips, and irrigation by Joe Neas. The design and layout of the Garden includes many distinctive features: a Southwestern arched garden entry, a brick patio outside the entrance to the fellowship hall, a circular Worship Area with stone benches, a pulpit, and a pond with fountain. There is a quiet Meditation Area overlooking the garden, benches for contemplation and behind the pond is a granite slab bearing the inscription "For the Lamb in the midst of the throne shall be their shepherd and will guide them to the springs of living water and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes" (Rev. 7:17).