SPECIAL SERVICES
 
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:
Baptism is a sign of the New Covenant of grace for all – infancy through adulthood.  It unites us with Jesus Christ and makes us members of God’s family…the Church.  The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated at First Presbyterian Church during Worship.  To arrange for Baptism, please contact the Church office at 772.562.9088.
WEDDINGS
First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach welcomes couples seeking to marry in a Christian ceremony.  This page offers information for those interested in holding their wedding ceremony in our sanctuary or chapel, with one of our ministers officiating.  Wedding ceremonies at FPC are open to both church members and to non-members alike. 

We believe that marriage is a gift from and is not only a civil contract, but also a covenant through which we pledge to live out our lives in discipleship before God.

A Christian wedding service is governed by the traditions and teachings of the church, as well as by state law.  The focus of the service must be the worship of God, not the marrying couple.  The minister will discuss the service with you beforehand; however, the usual service at FPC includes the reading of appropriate passages from scripture, prayers, and often hymns or other special music.  The couple will declare their intention to marry and exchange vows of love and faithfulness.

The session of First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach requires the pastor to perform four hours of premarital counseling.  For those couples who do not reside in Indian River County, counseling requirements can be satisfied remotely.

We typically offer the following wedding-related services to both members and non-members:

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  • Wedding: A Presbyterian or Christian wedding ceremony in our sanctuary or chapel. A “Use of Facilities” fee includes the use of our sanctuary and the services of the pastor, wedding coordinator, A/V technician and custodial team. Our sanctuary can seat approximately 400 people and the chapel seats about 70.
  • Organist or Accompanist: Our very experienced and talented Director of Music usually plays for all weddings. His fee includes his attendance at the wedding rehearsal.
  • Videography: Using our built-in camera and A/V system, we can provide a recording of the ceremony in DVD format.

For more information on holding a wedding ceremony at First Presbyterian Church, please contact the church office at 772.562.9088

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FUNERALS & MEMORIALS
A funeral or memorial service at First Presbyterian Church is always a “Service of Witness of the Resurrection.”  At the same time, we celebrate the life of the decedent and the everlasting life to be found in Christ.  In comforting those who mourn, we give thanks for the life of the decedent, and reassure all of God’s eternal promises.

As soon as possible, families should contact the church office in regard to Pastoral need.  At the time of death, we will assist the family in planning during such a difficult time. 

Services may be held in the Sanctuary or the Mighell Chapel. 

If you desire more information about any of the above or would like information on pre-planning a memorial service, please contact the church office at (772) 562-9088.

 

For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

– Romans 8:38-39