Baptism, Communion, Weddings and Funerals (WTR)

Baptism

Baptism is the sign and symbol of inclusion in God's grace and covenant with the Church. In Baptism, we die to what separates us from God and are raised to newness of life in Christ. Baptism unites the people of God with each other and with the church of every time and place. (from the Book of Order, W-2.3000)

Baptisms are scheduled by calling Rebecca Turner, Pastoral Assistant, at 919-834-3425, ext. 222. Baptismal conferences with one of our pastors are scheduled a week prior to the baptismal date.

Communion

The Lord's Supper is served on the first Sunday of the month at each worship service, as well as at special worship services, and all are invited to participate. If you, or someone you know, would like communion but are unable to attend worship, we are happy to provide communion in your home. Please call Jim Ferry (919-834-3424, ext. 208) to schedule a home communion visit.

Weddings

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-4.9000)

Weddings can be scheduled only for members of White Memorial Presbyterian Church and their immediate family members. The member is required to have been an active member in the life of White Memorial Presbyterian Church for a minimum of six months before a wedding will be scheduled.

Scheduling demands do not permit us to accommodate non-member weddings; further, we believe that an established relationship with our worshiping community is an integral component of the sacred celebration of marriage. To schedule a wedding date, contact the Pastoral Assistant, Rebecca Turner, at 919-834-3425, ext. 222. Weddings are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Preparation for a Lifetime Commitment, a premarital workshop, is held quarterly for couples planning weddings at White Memorial. Contact Rebecca Turner for scheduled times and to reserve a space.

Our booklet titled Preparation for Weddings is available to all potential wedding couples.

Funerals - Services of Witness to the Resurrection (WTR)

Funerals, which are called Services of Witness to the Resurrection at White Memorial, call the community of faith to celebrate the lives of those who have joined the Church Triumphant, and to acknowledge Christ's victory over death through the Resurrection.

Services of Witness to the Resurrection are held throughout the year. Members of the vocal choirs and of the congregation at large volunteer to form the Witness to the Resurrection Choir for each service. Contact Karl Zinsmeister about participating in this ministry.

A booklet entitled "In Life and in Death We Belong to God" offers additional guidance regarding services of Witness to the Resurrection. This booklet is available in the church office.