Weddings and Baptisms
Marriages and baptisms are special events here at Park Church. We want your marriage or baptism to be meaningful and best suited to your needs. Therefore, we request that you contact the church office directly to discuss how The Park Church can help you with planning for your special events.
A wedding at The Park Church is a service of worship offered to God, who has already blessed the covenant you have made with each other. The wedding ceremony is centered on the public promises you make to each other. You unite yourselves in marriage with the blessing of the church, and with the affirmation, support, and thanksgiving of all those in the congregation. The Pastor acts as the official representative of the church and guides you in your promise-making. The United Church of Christ, of which Congregationalism is a part, is open to and affirming of all those who seek to be married with the blessing of God and the Church. The Park Church has no requirements about church membership status or previous marital status, although pre-marital counseling with the Pastor is required. The Pastor also prayerfully reserves the right to decide whether The Park Church will host a particular wedding, and whether he/she feels it is appropriate to preside at your wedding.
For more information, including pricing, please read through A Practical Guide to Marriage at The Park Church.
The sacrament of baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. Through baptism a person is joined with the universal church, the body of Christ. In baptism, God works in us the power of forgiveness, the renewal of the spirit, and the knowledge of the call to be God's people always. For infants and children, as well as for youth and adults who have never been baptized before, baptism marks their acceptance into the care of Christ's church, the sign and seal of God's grace and forgiveness, and the beginning of their Christian faith and life. Therefore, membership in The Park Church is required for any adult, or at least one parent of any child, who is to be baptized in our church.
For more information on baptism, please visit Baptism: A Practice of Faith in the United Church of Christ.
For more information on what it means to be a member of The Park Church, please click here.