Throughout the centuries since it was founded, Emmanuel Church has been the site for countless baptisms, weddings and funerals. Through these major life events, connections are made between these important times in our lives and the God that created us as incarnate beings who are born, live, love, and die.
While most Baptisms and Funerals held at Emmanuel involve members or families of members, this is not always the case. Sometimes it is at these crucial life junctures that we remember the Church and feel its loss in our lives. If you would like to consider having your child baptized at Emmanuel (or would like to be baptized yourself) we ask that you contact the office so that an appointment can be made for you to meet with our priest. Baptisms normally take place during our weekly Sunday Eucharists, and there is never a fee for a Baptism.
We usually have several funerals each year for folks who are not Emmanuel members, but who either do not have a local Episcopal congregation, or have been connected to the church through our events or through friends. Please contact our church office if you would like to pre-plan your own funeral, or if you would like to inquire about a funeral for someone else. Additionally, our Parish Hall is available for a reception for a funeral held elsewhere. Feel free to check the Emmanuel Fee Schedule for information about pricing and other details.
Weddings at Emmanuel are held for members, families and friends of members, and for those who wish to have an ongoing relationship with Emmanuel Church as members. Any exceptions are solely at the discretion of the Rector. We welcome such weddings, at the same time, we want people to know that it is our firm conviction that planning a Church wedding involves intentionally making space for God and the community of the Church to be a part of your marriage. All persons married in the Episcopal Church are required to go through pre-marital classes (either with our clergy or with another clergy person or counselor approved by the Rector), sign a Declaration of Intent, and at least one of the persons must be a baptized Christian. Additionally, if this is a second marriage for either partner, we will need to have written permission from the Bishop before the marriage can take place.
If you are interested in being married at Emmanuel, please contact us as soon as possible to talk with our priest about the details. Here are links documents about Wedding Planning (Emmanuel), Holy Matrimony Information Sheet, and Emmanuel Fee Schedule.