Congratulations on your plans to be married!
Marriage is a holy and special bond. The wedding celebration is an act of joyful worship. It is a reflection of your relationship with the God of love and an occasion for asking Godís blessing on your life together.
Setting a date
All weddings are scheduled at the discretion of the pastor. Weddings may occur during regularly scheduled worship services or at other times that will be scheduled around regularly scheduled worship services and other church events. Weddings will not be scheduled during Holy Week (Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday - the dates of which change each year). All weddings at St. Johnís will be officiated by the pastor of this church unless otherwise approved by the pastor in advance.
A wedding is just the beginning of your marriage, the beginning of living in a life-long relationship with one another and with Jesus Christ and the Church. Couples being married at St. John's are required to participate in marriage preparation activities. This may include one or more of the following options:
1. Complete the nine week Financial Peace University. The number one source of conflict in relationships is money, so there needs to be discussion about money. Completing this nine week class together with help you to put all your cards on the table, learn to talk about money together and develop a plan for how to handle money in your life together. When you do that, youíll also learn a lot about that personís habits and develop better communication skills. Go to www.daveramsey.com to find a class that works for you.
2. Pre-Marriage Coaching with the Center for Human Development. Every important decision in life is best handled with planning and preparation. Your marriage is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. We want to help you prepare for this most wonderful march down the aisle of matrimony. Whether this is your first marriage or you have previously lost a mate; if there are children involved or your nest is empty, we can help ensure a more harmonious move into the marriage relationship. Marriage Coaching is proven to increase the success and longevity of your relationship. click here for more information.
3. If you are unable to complete one of the above options, it may be possible to complete the pre-marriage requirement with the pastor. Contact her for more information. Note that due to the pastorís schedule, evening and weekend appointments are generally not available.
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