Spiritual Milestones (Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Funerals)
A birth, the bond of faithful love, mortality, the gift of life itself... words can fail to capture their importance.
At these times, the language of "sacrament" steps in: symbols and ritual that are "outward and visible signs of God's inward and spiritual grace".
Below are places where sacraments connect the human life and the divine mystery. St. Matthias' cares deeply about these connections.
We are here to help: you do not need to be a "member" of the parish - we exist to build up and serve the whole community.
We welcome inquiries about baptism, confirmation, weddings and funerals from anyone who seeks Christ in their life.
It is a part of our mission to build up the Body of Christ and to welcome all people - from infant to adult - into that Body through the sacrament of baptism celebrated in the name of The Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We practice "open font" - meaning that all who desire baptism are welcome to find it here. More...
When a person is ready to take their next step in a mature commitment to a life of faith and receiving the sacrament of laying on of hands by the bishop in confirmation, we are happy to walk with such individuals and to help them prepare in the journey of life long spiritual formation, learning and discipleship. More...
The decision to enter into a new beginning by joining together with a life partner is a wonderful blessing. St. Matthias cares deeply not only about a wedding day, but about the success of a happy, life-long marriage. We are glad to walk with you to help celebrate new beginnings in love, and to support you well beyond your wedding day. More...
Death is as mysterious as birth, in a very real way. The Christian community cares deeply about rites around death and dying, not only about sacred ceremony, but also holds healing wisdom about loss, grief, recovery and wholeness. You are most welcome to ask for help when a loved one is dying or dies, whether you are arranging simple graveside prayers, a service at a funeral home, or wish to be welcomed here in the church sanctuary. More...