Weddings & Funerals
West Side Presbyterian Church is delighted to share with you in the joy of Christian marriage. We believe that marriage is a gift from God. In Christian marriage, a covenant relationship is formed between husband and wife which is patterned on our covenant relationship with Christ. The wedding service itself is an act of worship to celebrate God's blessing through praise, the hearing of the Word, and prayer in the presence of the community of faith.
Although membership is not a requirement, your decision to be married in the church indicates that you desire God's blessing, intend to seek God's guidance, and acknowledge the importance of the Christian community as you live out the covenant made on your wedding day. A previous marriage legally terminated in divorce does not prevent your being married again in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
For complete information on marrying at West Side, call the church and ask for the Wedding Coordinator.
When a member or loved one of a West Side member passes away, family and friends appreciate the opportunity to come together in Christian worship to give witness to the resurrection and celebrate the life of the one who has died.
Funeral services are usually held within a few days of a death. Memorial services can be held at the family’s convenience. Interments in West Side’s Memorial Garden or at any location can be held before or after the funeral or memorial service, or at any time that feels appropriate.
Services are most often held in the chapel or the sanctuary. Either space provides a peaceful and worshipful setting for this most meaningful service. Most of our services are held in the sanctuary where we have the benefit of our 65-rank Nichols and Simpson pipe organ. The chapel is suitable for more intimate gatherings. The glass sides give a wonderful view of the Memorial Garden; however, families may request that we enclose the space with the built-in, louvered panels. In the chapel, there is an exquisite Bosendorfer upright piano. Sometimes families find it more suitable to hold a service in the funeral home or even graveside. Where to hold the service is an important decision, and we encourage that a family make this decision with one of the pastors.
At the family’s request, the Deacons will be pleased to serve a light reception in the narthex following the service. If the family would like to offer a lunch or more substantial refreshments after the service, we are happy to offer our dining room.
Please call 201-652-1966 with any questions.