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Baptism

Marriage

Burial

Membership of the Lutheran Church

Diaconal work

The Counselling Centre for Family Matters

Worship

International work

 

Church Ceremonies

Baptism

Baptism - an infant becomes a member of the church. At least one of the child's parents must be a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church. An infant should preferably be baptised within two months of birth. You can settle the time and place of baptism at the parish office. The office clerk will give you the name of the pastor on duty who will visit you before the baptism so that you can discuss the details of the baptism.

Parish office of Jyväskylän seurakunta:

Tel. 050 363 2300 (Baptism)
Open weekdays 9-15.30

Marriage

A couple wishing to marry must undergo an investigation of possible obstacles before the marriage can take place. The investigation can be carried out by the Parish office of Jyväskylän seurakunta if either of the persons intending to marry is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran parish in Jyväskylä. The investigation takes seven days, after which the couple can marry.

For marriage taking place outside Finland, the office can, upon request, issue a certificate indicating that according the laws of Finland, the person in question has the right to be married by a foreign authority.

If a Finnish citizen wishes to marry a foreign national, the following documents must be presented to Finnish authorities:
  • an account of the personality and marital status issued by the registration authority of the person's home country
  • proof of membership in a Christian church or denomination, if the couple wish to be married in a church.

Parish office of Jyväskylän seurakunta:

Tel. 050 363 2300 (Marriage)
Open weekdays 9-15.30

Burial

The death of a loved one gives rise to a number of practical arrangements.

To reserve a grave plot or a chapel for a burial or agree on the time of cremation or sign a grave tending agreement.
Also the funeral and park services are located in the Parish Office.

Parish office of Jyväskylän seurakunta:

Tel. 040 162 3982 (Burial)
Open weekdays 9-15.30

 

Membership of the Lutheran Church

Are you interested in the Christian faith?

Do you want to get information and lessons of Christian faith and Lutheran theology? Those and confirmation are the way to be baptized and to get membership of Evangelical Lutheran Church. You can come to discuss with pastor.

Contact:

Raimo Laine

Pastor

International work

Tel. +358 400 748 671 / e-mail raimo.laine@evl.fi


 

Diaconal work

Diaconal work is one of the main tasks of the church: we provide spiritual, physical and material help to those in need. Our particular aim is to try and to reach those who need help the most and who do not receive help anywhere else.

Contact:

Mirja ( Kutti ) Hytönen
Deacon
Multicultural work
Aseman Pysäkki,
Hannikaisenkatu 27-29
Tel. 050 549 7033 / e-mail mirja.hytonen@evl.fi

 

Russian speaking assistant

Aseman Pysäkki, Hannikaisenkatu 27-29
Tel. 041 705 2329

 

Problems within the family?

The Counselling Centre for Family Matters

The Counselling Centre for Family Matters offers professional counselling and support on issues related to relationships, family, and other private matters. Working Method is a joint debate. The counselling sessions can be attended individually (45 minutes), as a couple (75 minutes), or as a family. The sessions will be held an average of five.
The counselling is confidential and free of charge and is available for those living in Jyväskylä or Keski-Suomi region.

You can apply for counselling by phone on (014) 334 7800. Phone reservations and inquiries are accepted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 12.00 and 14.30 PM.
Visiting Address: Kilpisenkatu 4, 2. krs, 40100 Jyväskylä
Mailing Address: Vapaudenkatu 38 B, 2. krs, 40100 Jyväskylä

 

Worship

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16

Join our multicultural and ecumenical worships!