Baptism, Weddings, Memorials
At Sea Island, we baptize both adults and children. In both types of baptism, God is at work in the lives of the one being baptized. When an adult is baptized, they are making a profession of faith on their own that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. When a child is baptized, the parents make a profession of faith on behalf of their child. Parents also make commitments to raise their child to know Jesus Christ. Upon baptism, the child or adult becomes a part of the church family. During the Baptism ceremony, the congregation also promises to support and pray for the newly baptized member. Most baptisms at Sea Island occur during a Worship Service, and the water is sprinkled. Arrangements for Baptism by Immersion or Affusion can also be made.
“Baptism enacts and seals what the Word proclaims: God’s redeeming grace offered to all people.” From the Book of Order, W-3.0402
A wedding ceremony is a worship service in which God’s blessing and presence in marriage is joyfully acknowledged and the marriage commitment is celebrated. Marriage counseling will be scheduled and provided by the Pastor before the ceremony takes place. Those who are an active part of our fellowship are welcome to hold a wedding ceremony in our Sanctuary.
“Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well‐being of the entire human family.” From the Book of Order, W-49001
As a witness to the resurrection, we hold Memorial Services for members of our community of faith. The Columbarium and Memorial Garden of Sea Island Presbyterian Church is available to members who wish to have their remains interred here.
“Death brings loss, sorrow, and grief to all. In the face of death Christians affirm with tears and joy the hope of the gospel.” From the Book of Order, W-41001