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ROCKTON/SHEFFIELD Pastoral Charge WEDDING INFORMATION

792 Old Highway 8, Rockton, Ontario
L0R 1X0 rocktonsheffielduc@gmail.com 519 647-2813

Minister: Rev. Louise Hart Church Secretary: Jutta Patton Organist: Suzanne Woods Sheffield: Emily Pullin

Congratulations to both of you on your upcoming marriage! Our minister is available to perform weddings both within the church and at off-site locations. This is the Marriage Policy of our church:

We will, at the discretion of the minister, perform all marriages recognized by the United Church of Canada, between two persons who express:

a deep desire for marriage
a desire to express their devotion to each other before God
and have an openness to receive God’s blessing in the celebration of this covenant

1. Initial interview with the minister This is to determine if Christian marriage is your true desire. Please contact the church office to book an appointment. This meeting will typically last about 1 hour. Both partners must be present.

*$200 non-refundable deposit (cash or cheque payable to “Rockton United Church” or Sheffield United Church) for the use of the church. No wedding date will be confirmed until we receive this deposit.

2. Ceremony Choices – These will discussed with the minister and confirmed at least one month before the wedding.

3. Music Consultation – Music choices must be confirmed with the organist in advance.

4. Appointment to Finalize Ceremony Details with the minister –  Two weeks before the ceremony

At this brief meeting, the minister will discuss with you the ceremony choices you have made, and conclude the pre-marriage work you may have done. You are to bring your completed marriage license to this meeting. Please ensure all information on the license is correct.

5. Rehearsal One or two days before the ceremony
This is set with the minister at a time when most participants can be present. The rehearsal usually takes about 45 minutes.

6. Follow up

Following the marriage, we will continue to hold you in our prayers, and offer you support as appropriate and possible. We encourage you, when possible; to attend worship so that you come to a greater awareness of the ways God is present in your lives, and to develop a better understanding of the wedding ceremony itself. Sheffield’s service is at 9:3:0am. Rockton worships Sunday mornings at 11:00am.*check our website prior to coming as sometimes there is a joint 10am service.

License

You are to secure a license from any City Hall or Municipal Office. Bring it to your final meeting with the minister, or leave it in the church office at least two weeks before the wedding day.

Payment of remainder of the fees should be made at the church office at least two weeks before the wedding day by cash or cheque payable to “Rockton United Church” or “Sheffield United Church.”

We pray that God will bless your wedding day and your marriage with much joy, laughter and love.

Publication of Banns
This can be requested instead of a marriage license for those couples who worship regularly at Rockton or Sheffield United Church. Discuss this possibility with the minister.

Decoration/Flowers

Flowers are the responsibility of the wedding couple. Flowers can be delivered to the church one hour prior to the ceremony. It may be possible for decorations to be placed at the rehearsal time. Any seasonal decorations (e.g. Christmas, Thanksgiving) will remain in place. Please note that the use of confetti and rice is not permitted.

Bulletins

The church office can prepare a wedding bulletin that lists your wedding party and order of service. You are responsible for supplying the bulletin covers (available at Christian bookstores). The minister can provide examples. This service costs $25.

Photography

As the ceremony is a service of worship, guests may take pictures during the processional and recessional only. A designated photographer may take pictures during the ceremony but must be discreet and is discouraged from taking photos during the saying of the vows. All photographers/videographers should check in with the minister prior to the ceremony.

Fees

Use of church sanctuary - For supporting members/adherents the cost is $300

*For couples not connected to the Pastoral Charge who will be using their own minister,. The cost will be $500 ($400 for church and $100 for wedding coordinator.

*For couples not connected to the Pastoral Charge who will be using our minister the charge will be $400

Organist - $150

Caretaker - $75

Minister’s Fee - $200

*Supporting members(and adherents) give their support to the church through finances, volunteering or attendance and through any combination of the above.


 


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