Post # 1
We are getting married on the 28th of this month. Everything is planned and set…we were going to have the ceremony at the rose garden in bethlehem, pa, but now we are concerned with it raining that day…so, we have been calling around like crazy looking for a minister with a church so that we can have it inside (we are both Christian and would also prefer a church religious ceremony anyway) and not worry about the weather…but…we have not had any luck whatsoever =( I am really starting to get nervous. We have been wanting to find a church to join for several months now and it seems like noone is willing to work with us since we do not already belong somewhere… can anyone help me out and send me in the roght direction????? Does anyone know of a pastor that would be willing to meet with us and perform our ceremony???
Post # 3
A friend of mine was married by a justice of the peace in a church. They rented the church for the ceremony (neither my friend nor his wife are religious, neither belong to any kind of church). It was a “Christian Reformed Church” that they rented. I know certain denominations do not allow you to simply “rent out” the church for a wedding… So you might get turned down a lot, but it’s worth calling around. The problem you might find is that the actual pastors don’t want to perform your wedding ceremony seeing as you do not belong to their church. If you’re having a justice of the peace perform the ceremony and simply want to “rent out” the location you might have more luck finding a taker.
Post # 4
Thank you for your advise…I will look into that 2moro. This is just so darn stressful!!!
Post # 5
I attend a free methodist church here in michigan. You don’t have to be a member. I believe the nazarene church is the same way. The problem is every church can have its own bi laws and such so calling is the only way. I’m sorry for such a last minute adjustments your having to make 🙁 I would think posting on facebook (if you have one) might be your better bet. Hopefully your friends in that area would know their churches rules.