Special worship services are conducted throughout the year during holy seasons in the Christian calendar such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter. We also celebrate special services throughout the year such as Children’s Sabbath, Confirmation, Youth Sunday, Graduation Sunday, Pentecost, All Saints, and Reign of Christ.
Holy Baptism is a process by which we are incorporated into the Church, which is the body of Christ, and made one in Christ. Because baptism initiates us into Christ’s whole Church and not only into a denomination, United Methodists recognize all Christian baptisms and look upon baptism as something that should unite, rather than divide, Christians.
If you want to be baptized or reaffirm and remember your baptism, here’s how:
If you have never been baptized and would like to be baptized in any of our worship services at any date, please fill out this form.
If you have been baptized, but you desire to rededicate your life to Jesus through a special act of baptismal remembrance in any of our worship services at any date, please fill out this form.
If you would like to baptize your infant or young child, you can fill this form out. We perform infant baptisms in all three services (8:45 Traditional, 10:00 Modern, 11:00 Traditional). There are a few Sundays each year when we don’t offer baptisms–Communion Sundays, All Saints Sunday (typically the first Sunday in November), Lessons & Carols Sunday, and Christmas Eve. Infant baptism requests are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
A marriage is a contract between two people. By choosing to hold the ceremony in a public building and inviting guests you are recognizing both that your new life affects the lives of many other people and that you will need their support if you are to sustain your life together. Everything about the ceremony testifies to the significance of the choice you are making and the roles that God, family, friends and one another will play in supporting your marriage.
For more information about scheduling a wedding, contact us.
Funeral & Memorial Services
The Liturgy for the celebration of a life is an Easter liturgy. It finds its meaning in the Resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.
The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor power, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend, Lazarus. So, while we rejoice that the one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.
If you have any questions or needs pertaining to this ministry, contact us.