WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS

weddings

At Valley Presbyterian Church we believe "marriage is instituted of God, regulated by His commandments, blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ, and to be held in honor among all people."

For all weddings performed at our church we require an affiliation with VPC and for one of our pastors to officiate. We also require one of the individuals to be a Christian and ask that the couple has known each other for a minimum of six months, preferably longer. After consultation with the couple, other clergy may be invited by our clergy to participate in the ceremony. If there are special reasons for asking another minister to assist, it must be coordinated with a VPC pastor.

The date and time of your rehearsal and wedding needs to be cleared through the church office, where it will be put on the church master calendar. Weddings should be scheduled at least three months in advance and neither weddings nor rehearsals can be held on Sundays or holidays. 

The officiating pastor will conduct a minimum of two counseling sessions with the bride and groom. This is a time for discussing the meaning of marriage, reviewing the ceremony and understanding the requirements of the church.

For more information, contact Jeannie Wright, 480-991-6424, ext. 146

 

Baptisms

All baptisms require an affiliation with VPC and are typically performed on the third Sunday of the month. For more information, or to schedule a baptism, please contact Tammy Milne at 480-991-6424, ext. 163.

quilting ministry

We create quilts for the babies of VPC when they are baptized. It is one of the most authentic and tangible ways that we can care for the little ones around us, by literally  wrapping them with your prayers. If you love to quilt, regardless of skill, you can be a part of this great ministry! Contact David Turner to learn more.  

memorials

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory over death through our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 15:57

Our church staff are here to help and support the family and loved ones through this difficult time of grief.  The Christian service is always forward-looking to the hope we have in the life beyond this life for those who love God, but this does not keep us as Christians from remembering what is past with gratitude and forgiveness.  Because this service of celebration is a worship service, we are committed to music, readings, and prayers that reflect our commitment to honor God.

Memorial services are held in our Sanctuary or Chapel.  We also offer several options for fellowship receptions following the service.  Our Memorial Garden can serve as final resting place for your loved ones.

Please contact Tammy Milne, Ministry Assistant for Congregational Care and Fellowship, for further information. 480-991-6424, Ext 163