A wedding is a special worship service for people to praise God, celebrate God's love, and bear witness to a bride and groom making a promise to fidelity. Christian marriage is proclaimed as a sacred covenant reflecting Christ's covenant with the church. Both words and actions within the wedding ceremony consistently reflect the belief that husband and wife are equal partners in Christian marriage and that they are entering into this union on their own volition. The gathering of friends and family are understood to be an active congregation rather than simply passive witnesses; they give their blessing to the couple, and they join in prayer in praise.
Below are the documents pertinent to reserving and planning a Wedding at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury.