Life Events

Baptisms. Weddings. Funerals. It is our honor at Buncombe Street to celebrate these rites of passage with and for our members.

Baptism

Infant Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is considered a high moment in the life of our church. If you would like for your infant or young child to be baptized, we ask that you first attend one of our baptism classes. These one-hour classes are taught by BSUMC senior pastor Dr. Bob Howell and explore the meaning, purpose, and practice of baptism in the United Methodist Church. Childcare is available upon request.

2018 Class Schedule:

  • Sunday, October 14, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, in room 115

To register, contact Stacy Phillips in the church office.

Adult Baptism

Teens and adults may present themselves for baptism and make their public profession of faith at the same time. We ask that they first complete our Compass Class for new members and meet briefly with one of our pastors. Adults and teens may be baptized by sprinkling in our traditional services or by sprinkling or immersion in our contemporary service.

If you have additional questions about what the United Methodist Church believes about baptism, check out this FAQ. If you have questions about being baptized at Buncombe Street, please contact Stacy Phillips.

Weddings

Members of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church or children of members may use our worship spaces for weddings and receptions. In order for a wedding to be placed on the church calendar, these persons must have been members of the church for at least six (6) months. The spaces available include:

  • Downtown Campus Sanctuary (capacity – 800)
  • Trinity Campus Sanctuary (capacity – 300)
  • Memorial Chapel (capacity – 220)
  • Sisk Hall  (receptions only)

Brides should contact Stacy Phillips at the church to obtain initial paperwork and a copy of our Wedding Policy. Once the wedding has been placed on the church calendar, a member of the Wedding Committee will be assigned to assist you with your planning.

Funerals

It is our honor to assist families, members, ministers, and funeral homes in planning and conducting comforting, reverent funerals at the church. For more information or questions on planning a funeral at Buncombe Street UMC, please download our Funeral Planning Brochure or contact Rev. Grover Putnam.

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