A wedding in a Christian sanctuary is a service of worship to God, celebrating not only the holy vows the couple takes but also God’s gift of and intention for marriage within the context of the Christian faith.
Weddings are performed by clergy staff after counseling with the parties involved. MUMC employs a Wedding Coordinator who is present at the rehearsal and wedding as an official representative of the church. Weddings are booked through the church office on a first-come, first-served basis. Non-member weddings are welcomed, with the associate pastor officiating at the majority of these events.
Weddings at MUMC must be performed by one of our pastors. If requested, another minister may participate in the wedding ceremony at the discretion of the MUMC pastoral staff. An MUMC pastor will preside and officiate at the wedding and will receive the pastoral honorarium.
Weddings can be scheduled up to 18 months in advance for members of MUMC, and up to one year in advance for non-members. All weddings must be scheduled at least 3 months in advance.
Weddings will not be allowed on holiday weekends or during the month of December. Weddings must be held between 11am and 7pm. No more than one sanctuary wedding is scheduled per day, though a chapel wedding may be considered for the same date if enough time is allowed between weddings.
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Service of Christian Marriage