The Christian wedding ceremony at Foundry United Methodist Church is rooted in the belief that marriage is a gift from God for all people. As the church, we strive to equip couples to have lifelong, loving, covenantal, and flourishing marriages. To this end, our pastors take a great deal of care in preparing each couple who is to be married at Foundry. This includes the requirement for all couples who are to be married at Foundry to attend our pre-marital counseling program, Pre-Cana.
We proclaim that interfaith and LGBTQIA+ weddings are consistent with the United Methodist understanding of marriage.
Email our Event Coordinator, Jacob Hudson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”
All couples married at Foundry United Methodist Church are required to complete pre-marital counseling, or Pre-Cana. Pre-Cana is open to all couples, regardless of membership status, gender or faith affiliation
Pre-Cana is currently a virtual day-long program that provides couples an opportunity to learn more about marriage and each other. The retreats are held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. ET, and cover topics such as counseling, personality, finance, and intimacy.
The cost of the class is $250 (or your Foundry wedding deposit) and should be paid at least one week prior to the retreat. Refunds are decided on a case by case basis.
For more information, please Contact our Event Coordinator, Jacob Hudson, at email@example.com.