Special Life Events

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

House of Hope supports individuals and families through all of life’s transitions.

Baptism

Baptism is a sacrament of entrance into the community of faith. House of Hope celebrates many infant and child baptisms, as parents declare their intention to raise their children as followers of Christ. We also celebrate occasional adult baptisms, as individuals profess their Christian faith.

To have a child baptized at House of Hope, please attend a baptism class and orientation session. Contact Kiera Stegall at KieraS@hohchurch.org or (651) 223-7547 to register and schedule a baptism.

To learn more, click here for the Baptism Brochure (pdf).

Confirmation

Confirmation is an opportunity to learn about our faith tradition, to understand the core beliefs of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and to take ownership of our faith.

A one-year program, confirmation combines classroom and experiential learning opportunities, typically beginning in ninth grade. At the end of the year, students have the opportunity to join the church through a service of “Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant for Those Making a Public Profession of Faith.” 

Weddings

In a service of Christian marriage, a lifelong commitment is made between two people, publicly witnessed and acknowledged by the community of faith. The church facilities are available to couples who agree to follow our wedding policies. Pastors of House of Hope will preside at all ceremonies.

Please review the following information:

After review, if you are interested in making a query, please click here for the Wedding Inquiry Form.

Memorial and Funeral Services

House of Hope supports individuals and families through all of life’s transitions, including the death of a loved one. The church facilities are available to all members of the congregation for memorial or funeral services. Pastors of House of Hope will preside at all services. Receptions can be arranged for House of Hope members. 

Please click here for the Guidelines for Memorial and Funeral Services Brochure (pdf).

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden provides a space for House of Hope members to remember their loved ones in a place where their cremated remains have been interred. The Memorial Garden in the Garth is a reminder of preceding generations and a sacred place for contemplation. The Garth is also a place for gathering, a connection between those who have departed and those living today.

To reserve a space for interment in the Memorial Garden, please contact the Director of Administration Diane Smith at (651) 223-7554 or DianeS@hohchurch.org.

To learn more, click the following links:    

Frequently Asked Questions

Memorial Garden Brochure

Memorial Garden Terms and Conditions