Marriage

The service of Christian marriage is a sacred covenant reflecting the Baptismal Covenant. A Christian wedding involves not only the bride and the groom, but also a community of family and friends that comes together to seek God’s blessings for the couple. Everything about the service is intended to witness that this is a Christian marriage. Hence, the content of the service is under the supervision of the music director and officiating pastor.

How do you arrange for a wedding at First United Methodist Church?

Weddings can be celebrated in the sanctuary,(seating up to 350) or in the chapel (seating 65). To arrange for a wedding call the Church Administrative Assistant at 203-324-1323 to acquire and complete the required application. Once you have completed the application, the Administrative Assistant will contact the Pastor(s) to reserve a date and time for your service. Upon receipt of your non-refundable deposit (the deposit varies depending on the time of the year and whether the service is in the chapel or the sanctuary), the officiating Pastor will call to arrange the first of several pre-marriage counseling sessions.