Weddings and Funerals at Grace

 

Weddings

Grace & Jon Smith, 2013. Photo Credit: Heather Foley  www.heathercharise.com

Grace & Jon Smith, 2013.
Photo Credit: Heather Foley 
www.heathercharise.com

Weddings at Grace Church are a treasured event.

Please note our policies about weddings, especially the following:

Christian marriage is a covenant created by the commitment of the couple, in the context of the whole Church and the life of the congregation. Therefore, it is required that one or both of the partners be active members of Grace Episcopal Church. The couple should maintain regular attendance at Grace Church, both before and after the wedding. It is our belief the solemn vows of Christian marriage are best expressed and maintained within the context of the living community of the Church.

All weddings at Grace Episcopal Church are performed according to the authorized liturgy of the Episcopal Church. This liturgy reflects the communal aspect of life in the Church, and the reality that marriage reflects the union between the Church and Christ.

If you are interested in getting married at Grace please review the rest of our Policies & Guidelines, or contact the church office for more information. 


Funerals

In the Episcopal Church, a funeral is a celebration of resurrection. This is beautifully symbolized by the fact that instead of dark colors, the color for altar hangings and clergy vestments is always white for funerals because the liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. The message for Episcopalians is clear: because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.

The Book of Common Prayer guides our service and provides the appropriate readings, psalms and hymns. Please contact the church for more inform

The Grace Church Columbarium was built in 2003 and has 72 niches for cremated remains. The Columbarium is accessible any time of day through the gate facing Mt. Olive St. for those who would like to reflect or pray for a loved one.  Please see the church office for more information or to inquire about reserving a niche.