Christian marriage is a joyous and celebratory event in the life of the church. A church wedding is a service of worship before God that acknowledges the need for the presence of God in your relationship. To assist in planning for the wedding ceremony and to ensure the sacredness of the service itself, the Session of Second Presbyterian welcomes the use of its facility for weddings of members who have been active for a minimum of six months prior to the wedding date. The child of an active member may also schedule a wedding.
The Pastor(s) in consultation with the Session may approve a wedding for non-members in some circumstances. If you are interested in holding your wedding at Second Presbyterian, we encourage you to attend a Sunday worship service, and speak with one of our pastors after the service.
The baptism of a child is a great event of spiritual significance – for the child, for the family, and for the church. It involves making real the grace of our loving God in a beautiful and intimate way. As one of the sacraments, baptism is truly one of the great treasures of the church.
In presenting your child or children for baptism, you are reaffirming your own faith in Jesus Christ. Also, you are showing that you want your child/children to love Jesus Christ, to serve Him, to obey Him and to know Him, to take that step of trusting in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. You are committing to raising him or her in ways that encourage a strong faith.
As the pastor takes your child from your arms he or she introduces your baby as a unique individual loved and known by God to the congregation. In the act of infant baptism, the congregation pledges to help you raise your child. We have often heard that it takes a village to raise a child and in this sacrament, the congregation vows to be that village!
Please be in contact with one of our Pastors about your desire for Christian baptism for you or your child.