The sacrament of Holy Baptism for persons of all ages is celebrated during the Sunday morning worship service. Parents who wish to have a child baptized should make an appointment with the Pastor to set a date and review the service. Sponsors, chosen by the parent(s) or the adult to be baptized, are expected to be member(s) in good standing of a Christian church. The Pastor does not accept honorariums for baptisms. Families are welcome to make a gift to the Memorial Fund in honor of the baptism.
Our Confirmation program is offered to young people in the 7th to 9th grade and is intended to prepare them to, “Claim the Christian faith journey as their own.” It is one year in length and includes both retreats and Sunday brunch meetings. Each student is matched with an adult mentor and our Pastor is actively involved in guiding the program. Activities include service projects, hands on mission opportunities and each student is required to write their own Statement of faith and to create a stole reflecting their beliefs.
Weddings should be scheduled with the Pastor as soon as possible to ensure the availability of the desired facilities and to allow time for required premarital counseling sessions. Planning and building-use policy forms are available to help in the preparation.
We also have special resources to prepare for marriages that will create new “blended” families with stepchildren from previous marriages.
With the assistance of our pastor our sincere desire is to couples design a unique wedding ceremony that celebrates the gift of love that respects your wishes and personal style. Please request a copy of our Church’s Wedding Policy and Wedding Planning booklet so that we can assist you in that creative process.