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Special Events2022-06-23T15:35:35+00:00

The Sacrament of Baptism

Baptisms are a regular part of our Sunday morning worship services because our entire congregation is making a commitment to support and nurture a child or adult being baptized. We believe the Sacrament of Baptism fully initiates you into Christ’s church, is a sign and seal of forgiveness of sin, and is the gift of new life and identity as part of God’s household. We will work with you to schedule the baptism at a convenient time for all. Please contact us to talk about the baptism of your child or your own baptism and profession of faith.

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Weddings at FPC

Congratulations! The Christian wedding ceremony is a blessing and one of life’s sacred rituals. At First Presbyterian Church a wedding is a service of worship, a religious celebration whereby the union of a couple is affirmed within the context of their covenantal relationship with God. We work closely with each couple to plan the details of the day. Full details, guidelines and policies can be found here.

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A Service of Witness to the Resurrection

Our funeral service of worship provides the community of faith an opportunity to walk with the departed as he or she makes the journey from this life to the life eternal. We give thanks to God for the life of the deceased and the many ways each graced our lives, and we embrace our confident hope in the resurrection to life everlasting. We have prepared this resource guide to help you plan faithfully for funeral services. We are here to help you with this process.

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FAQS

Can members reserve space in the columbarium?2022-04-18T18:52:09+00:00

First Presbyterian Church’s Columbarium and Fonville Memorial Garden are located close to the east entrance of the narthex along Maple Avenue. Members of the congregation may reserve space for themselves and their family in the columbarium or arrange for memorial plaques for those with connections to the church. For questions or more information about prices and reservations, please send an email to reception@fpcburlington.org.

Can I work with the church to plan in advance for my own funeral services?2022-04-18T18:51:29+00:00

We would be happy to help you with these plans. This is a very thoughtful way to support your loved ones. The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church encourages members to plan in advance for the time of death. After you read our guide and complete the information, we will schedule a time to sit down, discuss your wishes, and create a written record so your plans can be put into motion smoothly and quickly at the time of death.

Do I have to be a member to get married at First Presbyterian Church?2022-04-18T18:50:28+00:00

Weddings at FPC are reserved for church members (membership over 12 months), their children, or grandchildren. Any exception to this must be approved by the Session.

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