“For everything there is a season, and
a time for every matter under heaven”
For each of us, there are times of great transition in our lives. Often, marking those transitions with a community of faith makes those transitions feel hopeful and intentional in a different way…it is inviting God to be present in our transitions. At The Falls Church, we want to help you mark those moments in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling for you and your family.
Baptism is the means by which we become members of the community of believers, defined in the New Testament as the Body of Christ. And we take on vows on our behalf or on a child’s behalf to be a part of Christian community and to strive to make the world a better place. Persons of any age may be baptized at The Falls Church Episcopal.
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In the Episcopal tradition, Confirmation is when a baptized person who has been instructed in the Christian faith makes a mature commitment to God within a worship setting and receives a special blessing and prayer from a bishop. It is a reaffirmation as an adult of our baptismal vows, and a request that the Holy Spirit empower each person with the gifts they need for their unique ministry. For additional information on Confirmation, please contact John Wunderlich, Director of Youth Ministries.
Christian marriage is a sacrament of the church in which a couple takes life-long vows before God, their families, and the Church, seeking God’s grace and blessing to help them fulfill these vows. Couples contemplating marriage at The Falls Church Episcopal should contact Nancy Councilor to arrange a date and allow time for premarital counseling.
“I am Resurrection and I am Life, says the Lord.” In the Episcopal tradition, each funeral is considered to be an Easter service that emphasizes hope in Christ for a life to come. This means that our funerals are celebrations of the lives of those we have lost that make space for grief while anticipating God’s promises that there is much more to life than we know. Please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-241-0003.