A Christian Marriage at Westminster Presbyterian Church
"Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage is a civil contract between a woman and a man. For Christians, marriage is a covenant through which a man and a woman are called to live out together before God their lives of discipleship. In a service of Christian marriage, a lifelong commitment is made by a woman and a man to each other, publicly witnessed and acknowledged by the community of faith." Book of Order W.4.9000.
Following a conference with the Presiding Minister, the facilities of Westminster Presbyterian Church are available for the weddings of all active members and their immediate families. This includes the children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents of active members. In certain circumstances, couples that are not active members of the Westminster community may be granted permission to have their wedding in the church. The Senior Pastor/Head of Staff grants permission on a case-by-case basis.
Weddings solemnized in Westminster Presbyterian Church are Christian, and therefore, considered to be worship services under the direction of the Presiding Minister. The Christian wedding is a sacred gathering of worshipers invoking God's blessing and spiritual guidance on those being united in holy matrimony and should be conducted with reverence and dignity. In order that you may have a sacred and dignified ceremony, you are asked to make careful and thorough preparation, practically and spiritually. The ministerial and administrative staff of Westminster will guide you through this process.