Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms

Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms

Weddings

Congratulations! You are now organising one of the most exciting days of your lives. It can also be a little stressful. But as we journey with you, we want to make it as stress free as possible.

The wedding is a celebration of your love and commitment to each other. The marriage ceremony takes place before friends and family and God. We include in the marriage a commitment from all gathered that they will support and love you as you build your relationship. Our weddings are led according to the rites of the Uniting Church in Australia.

You will need to complete legal paperwork – the Minister will help you with this.

You are invited to tour our facilities, or our Ministers can marry you at a venue of your choice.

The Uniting Church in Australia has decided that their Ministers can marry same gender partners. Our church welcomes you into our sacred spaces or another venue of your choice.

We welcome conversations with couples who wish to be creative in the ceremony. The Ministers will guide you through the legal and church requirements, and help you develop a ceremony that celebrates you as couple.

Refer to Uniting Church in Australia Marriage Service

If you would like to have a chat about your upcoming marriage, please contact us at The Hub

Funerals

WWe acknowledge the death of the loved is a difficult time and can be the cause of much anxiety. You are welcome to phone us to speak to one of our Ministers and Pastors to help you through this time.

In the Uniting Church a funeral is a celebration of the life that has been lost. It gives thanks to God for the gift of the person and acknowledge that the physical life is not the end. We dedicate the person who has died into the hands of God.

Our Ministers and Pastors can lead funerals in our worship spaces or at another venue of choice. They will visit you and your family to hear about the person who has died and how you would like to celebrate their life. Our funerals are led according to the rites of the Uniting Church in Australia.

We ask for a donation to cover the costs of the use of church space, cleaning, Minister/Pastor, and organist.

We recommend you speak to the funeral director to clarify what is included in any funeral insurance or funeral plans.

Bereavement counselling can be an important part of the grieving process; you should consider discussing this with your doctor.

If you would are requiring assistance with a funeral, please contact us at The Hub

Baptism

Whatever age you are, baptism is a sacrament, and when you are baptised you become a member of the Uniting Church in Australia.

By becoming a member, you are welcomed into the faith community. Baptisms are celebrated during our regular services where the gathered community makes promises to support the person being baptised.

Some parents feel they don’t want to have their baby baptised, but rather leave the decision to the child as they grow older. If this is you, we can offer a dedication service. This is a service that gives thanks to God for the safe arrival of the baby and offers the community the chance to bless and celebrate with the family.

There is no charge for baptism, but if you would like to hire the hall for after service refreshments this is available.

If neither of these options are for you, perhaps you could consider a naming ceremony. These can be conducted by anyone (eg family member or friend) in your chosen location.

Refer to the Uniting Church in Australia Baptism service

If you would like to have a chat about being baptised, please contact us at The Hub