When a child is baptized, the parent(s)or sponsor(s) answer the questions of faith for their child and promise to raise him/her in the church. When a child is of an appropriate age (generally 7th-9th grade at Central), they are invited to ‘confirm’ the promises made by the parent(s) or sponsor(s), by participating in a Confirmation Class and officially joining in the membership of the congregation.
For those who desire their child to be baptized later in life when they are old enough to desire baptism on their own, but are not ready for confirmation, a simple Blessing Service, welcoming the them into the household of God is available.
If you are wishing to be baptized or have a child baptized, please let your intentions be known to a Pastor.
The pastors and staff of Central Presbyterian Church are eager to help make your wedding a meaningful, faithful and joyous experience, and ask your careful attention to our guidelines. Careful judgment and study have gone into the church’s preparation of wedding policies and regulations. These policies were formulated by the staff and the Worship and Music Ministry Cluster and approved by the Session.
Our Wedding Policy.
The resurrection is a central doctrine of the Christian faith and shapes Christians’ attitudes and responses to the event of death. Death brings loss, sorrow, and grief to all. In the face of death, Christians do not have to bear bereavement in isolation but are sustained by the power of the Holy Spirit and the community of believers.
The Church offers a ministry of love and hope to all who grieve. As this is the basis of a Christian funeral defined by the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., the Session of Central Presbyterian has set forth a policy on funeral/memorial services which occur at the church.
It is expected that primary arrangements will be made with one of Central Presbyterian’s pastors. Church members are encouraged to use the church for funeral/memorial services. Just as we are baptized by God in church and have been nourished by God through the church, so it is wholly appropriate that thanksgiving to God for our lives should be offered in church.
Our complete Funeral and Memorial Service Policy is available for review.