The Covenant of Marriage
We affirm that marriage is a gift of God through which people make a covenant with one another and with God. In marriage we offer one another the promise of lifelong companionship, rich expression of human affections and sexuality, and nurture for children. Marriage as an institution can undergird each relationship and provide stability for society. We affirm the value of marriage and that the church must work both to redeem and care for the institution and to support those entering into a covenant relationship with each other.
We see people as unique, loved creations of God and welcome all people to the full life of Christian community, including marriage. We believe God intends loving relationships to be faithful, responsible, just, healing, and sustaining of the couple and those around them, and that such relationships require preparation and nurture. Sylvan United Church celebrates the marriage of
- same-sex couples
- previously divorced people
- couples of different religions
- all people who believe in Jesus Christ and want to live faithful to his way
And so, a wedding is one of life’s foremost celebrations! We would be happy to celebrate this sacred occasion with you. In the presence of family and friends, couples rejoice in the God-given love they share, and call upon God’s blessing as they begin their new life as partners. We hope your wedding day will be a time of delightful memories and we pray that God will richly bless your life together.
We welcome your participation in the planning of your ceremony. Our gifted music director can provide a wonderful range of appropriate selections although you are welcome to bring in your own musicians and/or music. FM hearing assistance can be provided for those who would benefit from it. Our sound system is capable of tape-recording, and video recording is permitted.
Please call the office and speak with the Rev. Dr. Murray Groom as you plan for this momentous event!