Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.
Baptism is an essential sign of the Christian faith by which people express their commitment to a life long relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.
Christians make this commitment to Jesus, as he is the one who has given his life to save us from our broken relationship with God. Jesus lived his life fully trusting God and then freely gave up his life in an agonising, tortuous death to pay the price of our sin. He did this in the confidence that God would accept his sacrifice for us and finally defeat death by raising him to life again. On Easter day Christians celebrate that through his absolute trust in God the power of death was broken and so Jesus was seen and experienced alive.
Baptism expresses the washing away of an old way of life and the beginning of a new way of life that is committed to living by faith in Jesus. Such a life is characterised by prayer, reading and studying the Bible, along with active involvement in a local faith community.
In the Anglican Church we baptise the children of parents who have themselves made a commitment to follow Jesus. For these children, baptism is a prayer to God that he will complete the work of salvation in this child as his/her parents teach them how to pray, to read the Bible regularly and bring them along with them to church each week until a time when they can make their own response to God. Confirmation is the name given to the ritual when those who were baptised as children make their own response to God.
A baptism request form can be completed online here.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!
We wish you both every joy and happiness as you prepare and enter into marriage.
At Keppel Anglican Church, we rejoice in God’s gift of marriage. We believe God instituted marriage for His purposes and for our good, and we wish you every joy and happiness as you prepare for married life together.
You may choose to be married in either our historic building in Emu Park or our modern church in Yeppoon with its views over Keppel Bay.
If you would like to inquire about planning a wedding at Keppel Anglican Church please complete the Wedding Request form to check if your proposed date and time are available. We will respond shortly to confirm availability.
FUNERALS AND MEMORIAL SERVICES
If you are reading this page because you recently lost a loved one, please accept our sincere condolences to you. We want to do our best to help you at this time.
We remember Jesus’ words in the book of John:
“Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, so that where I am you may be also. You know the way to where I am going.”
Our hope for you at this time is that through Jesus you will indeed be comforted and your hearts will not be troubled.
Funeral services are normally arranged in conjunction with a Funeral Director, who will engage a Minister or celebrant, as you request, and arrange the venue (church or otherwise). Our Ministers will happy go with you to meet with the Funeral Director if you wish.
Contact our church office with any queries you may have, either before or following the death of your loved one.