Baptism symbolizes new life in God and entry into the Christian church. The United Church offers baptism to people of all ages, children to adults. Before a child is baptized, parents and any sponsors meet with the minister to help equip them for the child’s Christian nurture. The actual ceremony usually takes place in the context of a Sunday worship service. This introduces the child to the congregation and allows the congregation to pledge its support for the child and his or her parents.
For more information about Baptism in the United Church, please click here.
Weddings and Marriage
Marriage is the celebration of a relationship that intends to be loving, faithful, responsible, just, healing, and sustaining of the couple involved. This includes couples not associated with Wesley-Knox, couples of different religions, couples where one or both are divorced, and all gender combinations. Typically, a couple meets with the minister several times to discuss the responsibilities of marriage and plan the ceremony, which may take place in the Wesley-Knox sanctuary, the Wesley-Knox chapel, or some other location.
For more information about Marriage in the United Church, please click here.