Our community is broad and accepting. Cambridge Street United Church’s marriage policy is inclusive of: previously divorced people and couples of different religions. Couples of all gender combinations will be treated equitably.”
We believe God intends loving relationships to be faithful, responsible, just, healing, and sustaining of the couple and those around them.
We welcome the opportunity to celebrate the covenant of marriage.
We affirm that marriage is a gift of God through which Christians make a covenant with another and with God. In marriage, we offer one another the promise of lifelong companionship and commitment, rich expression of human affections and sexuality, and, if there are children to provide for, their love, nurture, and care.
We affirm that this unity is a creation of God and is greater than the two individuals. A marriage needs to be nurtured and cherished.
You do not have to be a member of the church to be married at Cambridge Street United. We do ask, however, that you approach the ceremony with reverence, respecting the convictions of both the church and yourself. We invite you to attend any of the worship services which are held on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. This will give you the opportunity to experience the worship life of the congregation, and to understand better your marriage as an act of Christian worship.
> Shall be responsible to perform all weddings. (In a case where a conflict in schedules arises the minister will arrange for a substitute in his/her absence.)
> Shall refuse to marry any couple for reasons of professional ethics, serious incompatibility of the couple, or failure of the couple to agree to the guidelines established by Cambridge Street United.
> May require couples to take part in a pre-marriage counseling course if she/he deems it necessary.
> God is praised as the source of love and the initiator of covenant.
> Gospel values (love, justice, compassion) made known to us in Jesus, are expressed.
> Scripture is read and proclaimed in some form.
> Witnesses in the legal sense are acknowledged, as well as the presence and support of family, guests, and congregation.
> Promises are made between the couple and before God.
a) The couple calls and makes the booking and makes an appointment with the minister.
b) The minister approves the wedding date (note the congregation expectation above: the minister may need to “get to know you first”.)
c) The couple will be notified of confirmation of booking.