The Christian wedding ceremony at Foundry United Methodist Church includes two primary commitments. One commitment is the personal covenant that the couple makes with each other:
"To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow."
The other commitment is the covenant that the couple makes with the church: to understand their life together in relation to the faith community. This second commitment is implicit throughout the marriage ceremony in the language, the symbols, the blessings, the location (in the house of worship), the officiant (the minister) and the expressed intention of those who would be married under the authority of the church. As the Discipline of The United Methodist Church states:
"We affirm the sanctity of the marriage covenant which is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment, and shared fidelity between [two persons]. We believe that God's blessing rests upon such a marriage."
The Clergy of Foundry Church fully accept the responsibility of counseling with all persons desiring to be married here, and to determine that it is the sincere expectation of such persons to enter into both of the above commitments. Interfaith weddings are consistent with the United Methodist understanding of marriage.
Our sanctuary holds up to 500 people, and our chapel holds 100. Our Wedding Coordinator can assist you in making all arrangements at the church, at the rehearsal and at the ceremony itself. Our Wedding Coordinator can also help you contact the appropriate church personnel as you develop your plans.
For more information, contact our Wedding Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part of the wedding process here at Foundry is the requirement of pre-marital counseling, or Pre-Cana. Pre-Cana is open to everyone. Pre-Cana is held three times a year: in February/March, in May, and in September. In February and September the class is held over a weekend. On Saturday from 8:30 AM – 7 PM and Sunday 9 AM – 11 AM. In May, the course if held over five Tuesday evening from 6:30 PM – 9 PM (the classes go into June if there are not five Tuesdays in May).
The next class will be held September 10, 2016.
Cost of the class is $250 (or your Foundry wedding fee deposit) that must be made at least one week before the class. Refunds are decided on a case by case basis.
To find out when the next Pre-Cana class will be held, please contact Foundry's Wedding Coordinator.