Baptism – One of the most joyful moments in the life of a congregation takes place when a new person is baptized into the body of Christ. The rector, Dr. Fran, meets with the parents of an infant or child to be baptized, or with an adult who seeks baptism, to explore the meaning of baptism. The baptism itself takes place at one of the Sunday morning services, unless there are compelling reasons for an alternative time or location. For more information, contact the church office.
Marriage – Because we take the sacrament of marriage seriously, Trinity does not rent out its chapel for weddings. However, the rector will gladly talk with any couple who might wish to be married at Trinity. Marriage (or more accurately Holy Matrimony) within the Episcopal Church requires at least one of the couple be baptized and that the couple receive pre-marital instruction. As a rule, such instruction is provided by the rector and takes a minimum of five sessions over two or three months. Should either party be divorced, approval of the bishop must be obtained prior to the wedding, which requires additional time. An appointment should be made with the rector to explore these and other requirements prior to setting a wedding date. Requirements for Blessing the Lifelong Covenant between two persons of the same gender are the same as those for heterosexual couples.
Confirmation – Confirmation, the adult profession of faith with laying on of hands by the bishop, takes place at the bishop’s annual visitation. A period of instruction is scheduled prior to the visitation. Because Bishop Sutton will visit Trinity on March 3, 2013 the next instruction will begin on January 6, 2013. For more information, please contact the church office.