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Special Occasions

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
If you are interested in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism please call the church office and ask to speak with a member of the clergy. Except in emergencies, Baptisms at Grace are held as part of the community’s public celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday. Particular days on which Baptism is most appropriate include the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord (1st Sunday after January 6); the Great Vigil of Easter; Pentecost; and November 1, the Feast of All Saints.

Confirmation, Reception
If you are interested in being confirmed or being received if already confirmed in another Christian tradition, please contact the parish office and ask to speak with a member of the clergy. These liturgies are usually offered in the spring after Easter and following a period of preparation and instruction.

Marriage
If you are considering the possibility of a wedding at Grace Church, please make contact with the parish office and the clergy as early as possible. A wedding involves the community and not just the couple. For those who are new to the parish, we encourage attendance at services in the months leading up to a marriage as a way to get to know the community. Participation in meetings with clergy in preparation for the marriage is normally also required. If special arrangements need to be made, please call early in the planning.

Planning for and at the time of death
Please let the parish office know if you need help in connection with the death of a loved one or wish to make plans. As a Christian community, our norm is to celebrate the life of one who dies with a church service that celebrates the resurrection of Christ. A member of the clergy will be glad to meet with you. Planning in anticipation of a need is always appropriate.