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Weddings and Baptisms

WEDDINGS

A church wedding is primarily a worship service. Every part of the service is to give glory to God for the love that he has brought to the couple. It should reflect the fact that the couple is asking God’s blessing on the marriage.

Those interested in making a reservation for a wedding are asked to call the church office with a tentative date. They will be asked to contact one of the pastors to set up a time to meet. The wedding date will not be confirmed on the church calendar until the first meeting has been held and the pastor has agreed to officiate.

The couple should let the pastor know of the wedding date as soon as possible so there will be enough time for the pre-marriage sessions and for planning the service. Three months to a year is needed to fully prepare for the wedding.

At the meeting with the pastor the couple will be given the name of one of our wedding coordinators to contact. Suggested fees for those participating in the wedding from the church will be reviewed. Non-members will be asked to pay a rental fee and security deposit for the use of the church. To view our booklet containing our wedding policies and other wedding information, click here.

BAPTISM

Jesus commands us to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. In the waters of Baptism, we receive the gifts of forgiveness, the Holy Spirit, eternal life, and are made members of the Body of Christ. Living in fellowship with Him and His people, we grow in faith, love and obedience to the will of God.

Youth and adults who would like to be baptized are asked to call one of the pastors. Parents who desire for their child(ren) to be baptized are asked to do the same. One of the pastors will meet with you to review what we believe about this Sacrament. If the individual desires to receive these gifts by faith or if the parents desire these gifts for their child(ren), then a baptism date is scheduled. Normally the baptism takes place during a worship service but can be scheduled at a different time if needed.

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