Weddings at The Union Church of Hinsdale, United Church of Christ
“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil… A threefold cord is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm…” – Song of Solomon 8:6
Christian marriage is a joyous occasion and a sacred covenant. The essence of marriage is a covenanted commitment that has its foundation in the faithfulness of God’s love. The marriage ceremony is the glad occasion on which two people unite in the mutual exchange of covenant promises. The minister presiding acts as an official representative of the church and gives the marriage the church’s blessing. The congregation joins in affirming the marriage and in offering support and thanksgiving for your new family.
In some circumstances, our clergy will agree to officiate at weddings for people who are not, or are not yet, members of our congregation. Such couples must receive the agreement of one of our clergy as the first step in the process.
In preparation for your wedding, the church serves you by rooting this action in the life of faith and discussing with you the nature of married life. We want to know you better to bring the fullness of joy to your wedding celebration and to share what we as Christians mean by love and marriage. Therefore, we plan to meet with you on several occasions well in advance of the wedding to develop these foundations together. These meetings include getting better acquainted, discussing the meaning of Christian marriage, planning the wedding service, and conversations around perennial issues of married life.
You may have the opportunity to participate in a marriage preparation class that will include other couples preparing for marriage. This will allow you to prepare for marriage, while sharing issues relevant to this season of your life with other couples.
We believe in God’s inclusive for all, thus we officiate at weddings for all couples, gay or straight.
The first and most important phone call you can make after your partner says, “I will”, and before you say, “I do”, is to your church. Every other call is for the sake of the wedding itself. The call to the church is your investment not only in the wedding, but in your life together through marriage.
Call Melanie Burton in the church office for more information: (630) 323-4303
If you are interested in booking a wedding please contact our office.