Five Free Weddings
 

 



We 
care about you

        because God

             cares about you!





Our church is giving away five free weddings

on Saturday, May 23.
 
Times available include:  

10 am  - 11:30 am - 1 pm - 2:30 pm - 4 pm


Fill out our registration form: 5 Free Weddings Form

Apply today for one of the times.

(Deadline: March 15, 2015 ) 

More Questions?  Contact our Church Office via email or call 661-942-0419, M-F, 9 am to 4 pm

(Looking for another Wedding date at our location?  goto www.LancasterUnited.org/weddings&events)

 

WHAT’S THE  OFFER?

Lancaster United Methodist Church is providing five Marriage Ceremonies on Saturday, May 23 for five couples and their guests. 

Each couple will arrive at our church fully dressed and prepared.  They will enjoy their wedding including a processional & recessional, then leave for a reception at another location of their choice.

They are going fast so don't wait.  There are only five times available.

 

HOW WILL THIS HAPPEN?

The weddings are each 45 minutes long and will be scheduled at: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm and 4 pm.  Bridal party arrives no more than 30 mins. before their service starts and will leave the Sanctuary by 15 mins. after the end so that we can prepare for the next couple.

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?

In order to get to know us and understand why we are giving away weddings, we ask that you worship with us as a couple a least three times and also participate in our Pre-Marriage counseling. 

By worshipping with us you will experience the love of God and discover who we are as a group of people who follow Jesus.  You will learn why we value your marriage so highly and why we are praying for the success of your marriage.

By participating in the counseling, you will learn the skills of a strong marriage and understand the nature of God’s love and how it can be a part of your daily lives.

 

WHAT IS THE COUNSELING SCHEDULE?

The counseling consists of  an Intro meeting with our Pastor and a Saturday morning Pre-Marriage Workshop in April: 9-Noon, with our  on-site counselor, Dr. Karen Coy.

                    DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE



   

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

 

We believe that God promises you as a couple that you will be more in love with each other next year than you are today. 

     And that your love can grow so that 10, 20 and even 30 years from now your love will be stronger still. 

 

     This is a gift of God’s grace that we want every family to experience and cherish.  This makes for a strong marriage.

We believe that strong marriages build strong families. Such marriages grow healthy and loving children and lead us all to a world that works better for everyone.

We also believe that when the strength of God’s love through Jesus Christ is in a marriage then all the challenges, tragedies and even successes of life cannot weaken it. 

We hope and pray that all these efforts will help the two of you make the most of your life together.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Please use the registration form at:

5 Free Weddings Form

 

 
   

A word from our pastor...

   “We know there are many couples who seek a spiritual grounding for their marriage .

     Yet cost and other reasons have kept them from the ceremony of their dreams. 

     This is our  effort to bring God and the love of Christ into those relationships.”

                                    - Rev. Dr. W. “Terry” Van Hook

 














 
 

DESCRIPTION OF OUR CAMPUS

 

THE SANCTUARY

Our magnificent sanctuary can easily seat 450 guests and boasts a 60 foot long center aisle for a truly memorable entrance.  Our wedding Coordinators are caring and  experienced. 

The facilities are clean and modern, providing a comfortable and  pleasing background for your wedding.

 

GARDENS AND GROUNDS

The church grounds are professionally maintained throughout the year. Our grassy quad, and colorful rose garden will serve as a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. 

 

AMENITIES INCLUDED

Brass altar candle holders, brass candelabras, kneeling bench and white pew bows are available for your wedding at no additional charge.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

Use registration form on our website found at; 

 5 Free Weddings Form

 

 
   

Sunday Worship Schedule:

 

9 am Contemporary Praise Service

Coffee Fellowship afterwards

 

10:45 am  Relaxed Traditional Service

Coffee Fellowship afterwards

 

5 pm Taize Music & Prayer Services

(Monthly, call for dates and times)



Register at: 

5 Free Weddings Form

 









   

Expectations

 

EACH WEDDING INCLUDES:

  • Processional & Recessional to live music
  • Use of Wedding Decorations & Sanctuary
  • Courtyard  use for pictures after ceremony
  • Minister and Wedding Ceremony
  • Wedding Hostess
  • Pre-Marriage Counseling  sessions
  • Organist/Pianist
  • Audio/Visual Tech

 

     TOTAL WEDDING FEES………………………$0

 

YOU PROVIDE:

  • Valid Wedding License
  • Wedding party and guests
  • All Flowers for wedding party (if desired)
  • Photographer/Videographer*  (if desired)

 

EXPECTATIONS INCLUDE:

  • 1 Hour of Chancel use
  • Bridal Party arrives already dressed no more than 30 mins. before their hour.
  • No rehearsal, Pastor will guide participants
  • 15 minutes (max.) after service for pictures
  • Attending at least 3 Sunday worship times with us before April 20, 2014.
  • (See Worship schedule on left.)
  • One Pre-Marital Intro Session with Pastor
  • One Pre-Marital Workshop held on Sat. Apr 18, 9-Noon, with our  on-site counselor, Dr. Karen Coy

 

*NOTE: Photographers/ Vidographers will need to be  inconspicuous during the ceremony.