Weddings & Funerals
At Village Church, we believe that God is present in every moment, particularly those of great joy and great sorrow, and we see it as a privilege to accompany families in some of life’s tenderest times. We will rejoice with you when you are rejoicing, and we will weep with you when you are weeping. If you are interested in holding a wedding or a funeral or memorial service at Village Church, please contact Chris Toppin.
Marriage is a holy union between two people who love each other. At Village Church, our celebration of marriage is open to all. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation that believes God blesses all loving unions.
Our pastors will be glad to work with you to explore the issues of marriage and to plan a ceremony that celebrates the covenant you are making with one another, with your community, and with God. Village Church has several spaces suitable for ceremonies and receptions.
Please contact Tricia Kibbe at 781.235.1988 x17 for more information about weddings at Village Church.
Funerals and Memorial Services
During difficult times of loss, Village Church offers a variety of resources. We will walk with you even through the valley of the shadow of death, offering support, guidance and Christ’s love.
If you are planning a funeral or a memorial service, the following information may be helpful to you. You might also consult our booklet entitled The Stewardship of Last Things. Our pastors and our Ministry of Last Things stand ready to offer support and guidance at any stage of the journey—anticipating the end of life, at the time of death, or during a time of bereavement and grief.
Funeral services (where the body is present) and memorial services (where the body is not present) provide an opportunity to give thanks for the life of the person who has died, to offer this loved one to God’s eternal care and keeping, and to proclaim again God’s promise that death will not have the last word. These services typically include words of remembrance, pastoral words, scripture readings, prayers, and hymns. Our pastors will be glad to work with you to plan a funeral or memorial service that suits your loved one. In addition to the service, Village Church can also host visiting hours and/or receptions.
Please contact Chris Toppin at 781.235.1988 x17 for more information about funerals, memorial services, and support in times of loss and grief.