Tree of Life Chapel Fountain

Tree of Life Chapel

A MEMORIAL GARDEN FOR PREGNANCY & INFANT LOSS

One in four families in the United States lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy. At Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and in partnership with The House Next Door, we walk with families who experience this loss. The Tree of Life Chapel is a place for all to grieve.

We’ve partnered with the same landscaper who designed our labyrinth, Mark Snyder, to help us create a space that keeps three important principles in mind:

  • Inclusive: The garden is designed to have images that are universal to all people regardless of religion or ethnicity.
  • Private: Paneling will surround the garden, providing privacy.
  • Communal: Several elements help those entering this space to know they are connected to a larger community.
    • Stones will lay at the base of the fountain onto which anyone is invited to take, write the name of their baby, and place back with others.
    • A display with resources available in our community for people to access.
    • Lastly, every October 15th, the National Day of Pregnancy and Infant Loss, we will hold a service of remembrance at the garden.

The Chapel is located in between The House Next Door and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, near the outdoor labyrinth. Park at Prince of Peace, 177 Princeton-Hightstown Road in Princeton Junction. Follow signs toward the labyrinth once parked.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at hnd@popnj.org.

Watch a video of Vicar Kayla Hopgood introducing the Tree of Life Chapel at its future site.

Watch a video of the Tree of Life Chapel dedication on October 10, 2021.

View our Service of Remembrance, held on October 15.

Donate to the Tree of Life Chapel.

Last updated on September 14th, 2023 at 01:26 pm