BAPTISM

In baptism, by water and prayer, we are marked as people of Christ. Baptism is a powerful symbol of God’s amazing love in Jesus Christ. In baptism, we become part of Jesus’s Church. When adults are baptized, they make a profession of faith and promise to follow Jesus. When children are baptized, their parent(s) promise to raise them in faith in Christ. The church community commits to supporting the newly baptized person in his or her growing faith. If you want to learn more about baptism in the United Church of Canada, our minister Rev. Natalie Istead would be glad to talk with you about it.

WEDDING

Congratulations on your engagement! Are you looking for a place to host your wedding ceremony? Grace is glad to offer our two historic and beautiful sanctuaries in the Gatineau Hills. (646 chemin des Érables in Rupert and 8 Mill Road in Chelsea).
Our minister, Rev. Natalie, is licensed as a wedding officiant in Quebec. She can officiate at Christian marriages in or outside the church buildings. Grace United Church has celebrated weddings in Rupert, Chelsea, Cantley, Wakefield and Gatineau Quebec. We celebrate marriage between loving and committed couples, regardless of whether they are heterosexual or same-gender.
For more information, please see this document: Wedding Policy – Grace United Church

 

FUNERALS

The death of a loved one is among the most challenging experiences of life.
If you are grieving, Grace United Church is willing to walk with you. Our minister and
members of the church are available for prayer, or just to be a listening ear.
If you need a space for a funeral and/or you would like our minister to help plan your loved one’s funeral, please contact Rev. Natalie Istead at 819-593-1112.