Chalmers United Church Kintore Marriage Guidelines
Minister: Rev. Douglas Peck
Music Director: Barbara Irvine
Congratulations! Chalmers United Church is here to celebrate with you and help you begin your married lives together. This outline provides some practical information to assist you.
Chalmers United Church celebrates the lives of members, adherents, or people otherwise connected to this congregation, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, family or economic status. We strive to be sensitive to other faith traditions when friends and family members are from outside the church. We are a Christian congregation, and this fact will be reflected in the services offered.
The Worship Service
Arrangements for your wedding service can be made by contacting our minister, who will develop the service with you. The capacity of our Sanctuary is approximately 160 people. According to the guidelines of the United Church of Canada it is our policy that wedding services are to be conducted by our minister and organist. The inclusion of other religious personnel requires discussion with our minister.
Suggestions for scripture readings at your wedding are as follows: Song of Songs 2: 8-13, Matthew 22: 35-40, John 15: 9-12, I John 4: 7-12, I Corinthians 13: 4-8a, Philippians 4: 4-9, John 15: 9-12
Our music director can work with you to choose and provide music at the service. Soloists and other musicians can be discussed and/or arranged by the music director. Music should be sacred in nature and may include a processional, a recessional, and music during the signing of the register.
Marriage classes are advised but not mandatory. Classes are available through Westminster College in London, ON. For further information check http://wcfoundation.ca/marriage-preparation.html
Compensation for our minister and music services is appropriate. Fees can be discussed with the minister and organist.
We look forward to helping you prepare for your special day.
Chalmers United Church Kintore,
842989 Road 84