Life Events

Life is full of milestones that mark the journey and shape our understanding of who we are.

Sometimes these milestones are wonderfully welcome: graduation, engagement and marriage, a new job, the birth of a child, a new home and, eventually, retirement. Our spiritual lives are no different. For centuries, Christians have been marking particular points in our journey with God through special acts of worship and commitment.

These include Baptism, Confirmation, marriage and, sadly but filled with God’s hope, funerals. If you are interested in learning more about how to mark these life events at All Saints’, please come to one our worship services and afterwards take a moment to speak to our Rector.

We treasure the gift of sharing this journey with you and marking these meaningful milestones of life.

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In the Episcopal Church, baptism is a sacrament, a visible sign of the spiritual action of grace, God’s favor toward us, unearned and undeserved. By grace, God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts and strengthens our wills.In the waters of baptism, we are lovingly adopted by God in God’s family, which we call the Church. We are given God’s own life to share and reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ.

Many who were baptized as infants feel moved to declare for themselves their decision to follow Jesus. This is where Confirmation comes in. After due preparation, those wishing to confirm their faith and decision to live as Christians are presented to the Bishop for a special service of declaration and blessing.
It is our policy at All Saints’ to marry only those who are members of the Church. This is because we take weddings and the preparation for them very seriously; after all, this is one of the biggest decisions a person will ever make. To talk more about marriage and what it means to be a member of the Church, please contact the office and arrange a conversation. Wedding Ceremony Forms.  Marriage Celebration Guide.
The moment comes for all of us when we have to face the death of someone we care about and, eventually, even ourselves. At All Saints’, we deal with this time in people’s lives with great care and sensitivity, and within the greater context of the hope of the eternal life that God promises through Jesus Christ. If you or someone you know is in need of care at this time, please contact us and we will walk you through this most difficult of milestones. Click here for a funeral preparation guide. Suggested Funeral Hymns. Suggested Scripture Readings.

Should you feel the need for comfort as you face a difficult time in life, please call or email us. We’d be glad to help.Get in touch (link to email)

To assist you in planning for an upcoming event, please take a look at our Giuidelines for Communications and communication planning worksheet. Should you have any questions, please contact announcements@allsaintsconcord.org.