Baptism is a moment of joy and marks the beginning of a lifelong commitment to God. When we are baptized by water and the Holy Spirit, we are received into the family of God and made members of Christ’s body, the Church. At the baptism of infants, the candidate’s parents and sponsors (also known as Godparents) make promises on behalf of the child they are presenting. Among these is the promise to bring the child up in the Christian faith and life. Prior to the Baptism, time is set aside to meet with a priest to prepare for this rite of initiation. Follow the link below for more information.
Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between two people in the presence of God. The celebration and blessing of a marriage in the Episcopal Church is first and foremost an occasion of worship. The clergy, staff, and wedding coordinator consider it a privilege to be a part of your wedding planning.
Per the wedding guidelines of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, members and their immediate family may be married in the church. To learn more about planning your wedding at the Advent, please download our informational booklet.
The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too shall be raised. Even in our grief, the words of the liturgy help reassure us that God’s love is stronger than death. Our clergy are here to support families and loved ones in their grief and as plans for burial are made. This care continues beyond the funeral itself. To learn more about funeral services at the Advent, we invite you to make use of our funeral planning form.