SPECIAL EVENTS

Weddings

Our beautiful campus is a wonderful place to exchange vows and celebrate marriage! Many couples have honored us over the years by having their sacred ceremony at our church, and our Parish Hall has hosted stunning receptions.

St. John on the Mountain is a parish community. With rare exceptions, couples who desire to be married in our building need to have made our community their worshiping home. Membership in the parish and regular worship is our goal for those who seek to be married here.

Couples who ask to be married at St. John on the Mountain should plan to spend a minimum of three sessions in premarital preparation with the Rector. We need to schedule these appointments three to six months prior to the proposed wedding date. A wedding date will be finalized after a couple’s first premarital session. Weddings are scheduled usually for Saturdays and our schedule fills up quickly. Avoid disappointment by checking with the church before you start planning for a reception or any other event surrounding your wedding.

Baptism

Our life in Jesus begins in the waters of baptism and everything else grows from our watering beginning! All are invited to receive baptism at St. John’s. We consider it our highest honor to welcome new members into the Body of Christ through baptism.

We baptize primarily on those dates set aside for baptism, as listed in the Book of Common Prayer. (All Saints Sunday, The Baptism of our Lord, Easter, Pentecost) Since the presence of the community of faith is essential for welcoming the newly baptized into the church, baptisms take place in the principal service on the appointed Sunday. Check the events calendar for the next Baptism dates.

 

Funerals

The death of a loved one is a tender time in the life of a family. Our community is ready to help you. Notify the church immediately by phoning the office. The priest will offer to say the prayers “At the Time of Death” with family members and the deceased, and the body will be anointed with holy oil. Our priest will also assist with funeral planning, working closely with our organist, to prepare a dignified, beautiful service.

A funeral is an Easter liturgy, celebrating the resurrection of a loved one. Unavoidably sad, Christians yet give thanks for the life, which has been lived, and proclaim the resurrection!

Our beautiful Memorial Garden is the final resting place for cremated remains for many people. The ashes are cared for with reverence on that holy, quiet, space on our campus.  Read more about our Memorial Garden. 

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SERVICE SCHEDULE

8:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I

10:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

CONTACT US

(908) 766-2282

 

379 Mount Harmony Road

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

 

office@sjotm.org

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