At All Saints Church we understand Holy Matrimony to be a physical and spiritual union, entered into within the community of faith, by mutual consent of heart, mind and will, and with intent that it be life-long. Our commitment to the sacrament of marriage being celebrated within the community of faith informs our policy of offering weddings for members of the parish.
We are committed to treating equally all couples presenting themselves for the rite of Marriage. Effective June 2, 2009, the Vestry of All Saints Church unanimously passed a marriage resolution stating that All Saints is called to make the sacrament of marriage equally available to all couples, and that All Saints clergy will not sign civil marriage certificates for any couples, until the right to civil marriage is available to all couples. Read the resolution.
Typically, preparation for weddings at All Saints takes from 4 to 6 months, allowing time for scheduling and planning as well as for pre-marital counseling for couples with a member of our clergy staff. For more information, to receive a wedding packet, or to begin planning your wedding, contact Stasia Dahlstrom at 626.796.1172 or email@example.com.
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the Church (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 298). It is one of the primary sacraments of the church which we celebrate at All Saints Church with great joy in community.
Children: Baptisms for children are celebrated at Sunday services five times a year. Families should be members of All Saints. Instruction is required for parents and godparents. For information about baptism for children or infants, contact Laura Thornton at 626.583.2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adults: Adult baptisms are celebrated three times a year – at the conclusion of each cycle of the New Member Class. For more information contact Susan Russell at 626.583.2741 or email@example.com.
The death of a loved one is always difficult and the pastoral care staff at All Saints Church is available to meet and pray with you, and to assist in the planning of a funeral service. It is an honor for us to accompany you during this time, and to offer a place of hospitality and welcome. We also offer a columbarium, where the remains of the deceased can be preserved and honored.
Funeral and memorial services are based on the order of service in The Book of Common Prayer, which says: "The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be raised." The liturgy is characterized by joy and the reality that nothing can separate us from the love of God. It also honors the very real grief that comes when someone we love, or struggle to love, dies.
The pastoral staff is also available to discuss advance planning of a funeral. To inquire about scheduling a funeral, contact Ana Camacho at 626-583-2737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.