Life Events

Members of our church family celebrate and grieve life's biggest moments together.

 

Membership

In addition to the important events marked by the church, St. George's families participate in the life of St. George's through membership. While membership is formalized in church records, it more importantly encompasses a Rule of Life: engaging regularly with scripture, prayer, worship, tithing, and commitment to the St. George's Community. We would love to have you join us in this holy calling.

To learn more about membership at St. George's, please contact Claudia Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Rector | 615-385-2150 x 218 or claudia.taylor@stgeorgesnashville.org.

 

Baptism

"Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in baptism is indissoluble" (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).

St. George's celebrates baptism of adults and children on certain holy days every year. There are a limited number of slots at each service. All baptism dates currently available for scheduling can be reviewed on the Baptism Request Form.

For the baptism of children, we ask that at least one parent should be a baptized, practicing Christian and a member of St. George’s Church. An active life in God's church is essential to Christian faith and discipleship for both the newly baptized and his or her family.

Questions? Contact Claudia Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Rector | 615-385-2150 x 218 or claudia.taylor@stgeorgesnashville.org.

 

Confirmation

Adult and youth candidates for confirmation complete a course that empowers them to take ownership of their faith, affirm their baptismal promises, and make a public commitment to Christ. Each year in May, the Bishop makes his annual visitation to St. George's and confirms all of our adult and youth confirmands during Sunday services.

Our youth traditionally prepare for confirmation in the 7th grade, but we welcome older students who have not yet been confirmed. At least one parent needs to be a member of St. George's prior to registering their youth for confirmation.

Questions about adult confirmation? Contact the Rev. Colin Ambrose, Vice Rector | 615-385-2150 x 214 or colin.ambrose@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Questions about youth confirmation? Contact Sadie Zoradi, Director of Youth Ministries | 615-385-2150 x 222 or sadie.zoradi@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Marriage

In the Diocese of Tennessee, the Sacrament of Marriage (Holy Matrimony) is a solemn public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God. At least one of the parties must be an active baptized member at St. George’s. Follow this link to learn more about weddings at St. George's.

Questions? Contact Claudia Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Rector | 615-385-2150 x 218 or claudia.taylor@stgeorgesnashville.org.

 

Rite of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Confession can be scheduled at any time with a priest and is strictly a voluntary request on the part of a penitent.

Questions? Contact any of our clergy at 615-385-2150.

 

Christian Burial

A member of the clergy should be contacted as soon as possible after a death of a church member has occurred. Although burial is not a Sacrament in the Episcopal Church, we offer a holy time to pay respects to the deceased. View our Funeral Guidelines for funeral services at St. George's.

Questions? Contact Claudia Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Rector | 615-385-2150 x 218 or claudia.taylor@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Funerals currently scheduled at St. George’s can be found online here.

 

Columbarium

The Columbarium of St. George's Episcopal Church is a consecrated burial ground, set apart for the interment of the ashes of members of the parish and their families. The Columbarium is located in a courtyard adjacent to the Jane Tompkins Weeks Chapel. Plots may be purchased at any time.

Contact Peggy Fitzgerald, Columbarium Custodian | 615-297-2749