Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family. Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. The sacrificial love that unites the couple sustains them as faithful and responsible members of the church and the wider community. In civil law, marriage is a contract that recognizes the rights and obligations of the married couple in society. In the Reformed tradition, marriage is also a covenant in which God has an active part, and which the community of faith publicly witnesses and acknowledges.-Presbyterian Book of Order W-4.0601
A service of Christian marriage is more than a social convention. It is an ordinance of the church and a witness to the world of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The session of First Presbyterian Church has adopted this policy in order:
- To enable couples married at First Presbyterian Church to understand the nature of their Christian Commitment;
- To insure that the facilities of the church are used in keeping with the Directory for Worship of the Book of Order
- To bear a faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.TO VIEW AND PRINT THE ENTIRE WEDDING POLICY BOOKLET CLICK HERE.
Fees for the use of the Sanctuary and/or Fellowship Hall must be paid to First Presbyterian church one week prior to the rehearsal date. Payments to the above persons should be made separately to each individual. Please put the payments (which may; be made in advance, but no later than one week prior to the rehearsal date) in separate envelopes for the Church, Pastor, Organist, and Custodian. These are to be given to the Wedding Coordinator for distribution.
A $25 non-refundable deposit is due to the First Presbyterian Church at the time the wedding and rehearsal dates are requested, to hold the dates. The requests should be made in writing to the Session as soon as possible before the relevant dates, as the Session meets monthly. Requests should be mailed to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 490, Maysville, KY 41056. Please include all pertinent contact information with the request.