So let’s talk Weddings:
First off, congratulations! We celebrate with you on your upcoming occasion and pray for God’s blessings on your marriage. A marriage is both a sacred and a legal act. Let’s explore those a bit more.
Who can get married in our church?
We are a Christian congregation, so there is an expectation that at least one of those getting married is Christian, and we offer a Christian ceremony that may includes prayers, scripture readings, and music. Some ceremonies are more contemporary, with poems and popular music. Our pastor will work with you to make your ceremony how you’d like it, while also honoring our Christian traditions.
You don’t have to be a member of the church or community to have your wedding here at Atkinson Congregational Church. Our lovely sanctuary and grounds can be a destination for your special day.
Our church embraces all of God's children and, as such, joyfully celebrates weddings for all adults, including members of the LGBTQ+ community.
So what do we have to do?
First, be in touch with our church office at 603-362-5519 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a form and a brochure that has more details. When the form is returned we will confirm that the building and the pastor are available.
Then, the couple will be required to meet with our pastor at least twice prior to the wedding date during which hopes, expectations, the couple’s history, and understandings about money, intimacy, and dealing with families will be explored. Wedding planning may also take place at these meetings or another meeting.