Northminster Presbyterian Church’s Wedding Policy
The Presbyterian Church(USA)’s defines marriage as a gift from God to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people (The Presbyterian Church Book of Order W-4.06). The Session of Northminster Presbyterian Church proudly features a wedding policy in support of this definition, including same-gender weddings.
That the Session of Northminster Presbyterian Church allow the use of the church facilities-to include the sanctuary, fellowship hall, other buildings, and grounds for weddings, performed by the called pastor of Northminster or a pastor duly invited, without regard to the gender of the couple being married. Each wedding ceremony will still require the approval of the Session consistent with the PCUSA Book of Order current prevailing sections; however, that approval will not be withheld due exclusively to the genders of the requesting couple.
Couples interested in a wedding at Northminster Presbyterian Church should contact the church office and make an appointment with the Pastor. Marriage is a holy event celebrated in the context of a worship service. Pre-marital counseling is strongly recommended in preparation for two becoming one. Please contact the church office for more information on our wedding policies and arrangements.