Here’s a little about what we think about marriage in the church:
- Marriage is a gift of God. We, the people of St. Paul’s United Church, welcome couples seeking the Holy Covenant of Christian marriage. In marriage, we believe that we offer one another the promise of lifelong companionship and commitment.
- This unity is a creation of God and is greater than the two individuals. Therefore, marriage in St. Paul’s United Church happens within the context of Christian worship, so that as we celebrate the binding love of two people, we also celebrate the binding love between God and creation.
- We are here to support those entering into the special covenant relationship of marriage. We want you to feel like family here.
If you do choose to proclaim your love at St. Paul’s United Church, know that you can make this place your home as well. Before making your final decision, come and worship with us, talk to the minister, and get to know us so that when you say, “I do” we can celebrate with you.
Once you do make the decision, know that there is a process that we follow as we move from the request to the altar.
- All marriage requests first go to the minister of St. Paul’s United Church. The couple will meet with the minister to tell the story of their love and their hopes for a ceremony.
- After some initial meetings and any marriage preparation courses, the minister of St. Paul’s United Church will present the marriage request to the Congregational Board.
- The Congregational Board considers each request and, with their approval (United Church of Canada Manual, section I.2.5.4), the marriage can take place in St. Paul’s United Church with the presiding minister.
Should you wish to talk to the minister about getting married at St. Paul’s United Church, please call us at (506)458-1183.