At St. Philip’s, we are honored to celebrate and recognize life’s milestone moments with you. We regularly offer Baptisms and Confirmation as faith affirmations; as well as celebrate marriages and the lives of those who have gone before us.
Holy Baptism at St. Philip’s is administered in the context of the Saturday night or Sunday worship services. Anyone wanting to make a mature and public commitment to the Christian faith (or commitment on behalf of their children) may be baptized after attending the Baptism Preparation Class.
It is the custom of the Church to offer Baptism during the major celebrations of the Church’s Year. Therefore St. Philip’s offers Holy Baptism many times a year when we celebrate the life of the Lord Jesus and of His Church.
To inquire about Baptism, contact Sarah McKee.
The Episcopal Church urges all baptized members to make a mature public affirmation of their baptism and to receive God’s blessing by the laying on of hands by the Bishop – also called Confirmation. For those baptized as infants, Confirmation presents the opportunity to publicly take personal responsibility for the vows made on our behalf at baptism. For those baptized as adults, it is an opportunity to publicly unite ourselves to the Church.
At St. Philip’s we offer opportunities for both youth and adults to prepare for confirmation.
For Adults – The Episcopal Way Classes: The Episcopal Church is rich with meaningful tradition and practices. You will gain an understanding of Anglican church history, the Book of Common Prayer, Sacraments, and church order which define how we worship today. This class is great for anyone with a desire to know more about the Episcopal church and is required for adults who wish to be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church. Classes are offered twice a year on Sundays at 10:15 am.
Confirmation takes place at St. Philip’s once a year in the Spring. Note: You will be Confirmed if you were never Confirmed, or you were confirmed in another denomination. You will be Received if you were Confirmed in the Roman Catholic or Lutheran church.
(While the Bishop comes to St. Philip’s once a year for confirmation, it is possible to be confirmed at St. Matthew’s Cathedral downtown at other times during the year. Contact Sarah McKee with questions.)
For more information on Confirmation, contact Sarah McKee.
At St. Philip’s we delight in laying the groundwork for, and celebration of, Christian marriage. Couples wishing to be married in the Sanctuary or on the grounds at St. Philip’s should contact Amy Boyer for more information.