We believe important life events should be recognized and celebrated. At Grace Church, we celebrate life events with God and with community. At Grace Church, are open our doors to share these celebrations with members and non-church folk. At Grace Church, all people are welcome because God's grace extends to all people. If you have any questions please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a time to speak with our Pastor.
Baptism is a fundamental step in receiving and experiencing grace. Through the Holy Spirit and the blessed water, we are initiated into the family of God, the church universal. It is within this family that we are challenged to grow in our faith and understand God’s Grace on a deeper level. We as United Methodists believe that Baptism is the doorway to a higher understanding of God’s love through community, societal engagement, and prayerful discernment. If you are interested in baptism we would be love the opportunity to speak with you about it at Grace Church.
The Christian wedding ceremony at Grace Church includes two primary commitments. One commitment is the personal covenant the couple makes with one another:
“To take from this day onward, to join with and to share all that is to come, to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond, and in all our life together, to be loyal to you with my whole being, as long as we both shall live.”
The other commitment is the covenant that the couple makes with the church: to understand their life together in relation to the faith community. This second commitment is implicit throughout the marriage ceremony in the language, the symbols, the blessings, the location (in the house of worship), the officiant (the minister) and the expressed intention of those who would be married under the authority of the church. As the The United Methodist Book of Discipline states:
"We affirm the sanctity of the marriage covenant which is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment, and shared fidelity between [two persons]. We believe that God's blessing rests upon such a marriage."