Baptism

Through the sacrament of baptism, a person is incorporated into the universal church, the body of Christ.  The water, words, and actions of the sacrament are visible signs that convey the Christian’s burial and resurrection with Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-4).  The invocation of the Holy Spirit upon the water and upon the candidates for baptism is an affirmation that it is God who takes the initiative in the sacrament.  “Baptism is both God’s gift and our human response to that gift.”  It is “a sign and seal of our common discipleship.  Through baptism, Christians are brought into union with Christ, with each other and with the church of every time and place.”

In the United Church of Christ people are baptized either as children or adults.  If you are interested in baptism for either yourself or child please contact Pastor Gerry at 210-342-6034.

Bethany Congregational UCC

Wedding

The essence of marriage is a covenanted commitment that has its foundation in the faithfulness of God’s love.  The marriage ceremony is the glad occasion on which two people unite in the mutual exchange of covenant promises.

If you believe your marriage ceremony is a significant part of your wedding day please contact Pastor Gerry at 210-342-6034 about officiating at your wedding.  Upon request, you will be sent a complete packet including expectations and fees.

Funeral

For our faith community funerals are a time of remembrance and healing, a time of celebration and a time to mourn.  It is a time of remembrance that we are all children of the living God.

If you would like us to walk with you during your time mourning please contact Pastor Gerry at 210-342-6034.

In the United Church of Christ people are baptized either as children or adults.  If you are interested in baptism for either yourself or child please contact Pastor Gerry at 210-342-6034.