the United Methodist Wedding
In the United Methodist Church, there are many types of services designed for corporate worship in the life of a congregation. Couples who desire to express their love and commitment to each other through worship may do so by celebrating the Service of Christian Marriage. At MSUMC, wedding services will be conducted using the Order for the Service of Marriage, as outlined in the United Methodist Book of Worship. Contained in a service of marriage may be prayer, meditation, the singing of Christian hymns, instrumental/vocal service music, the reading of scripture, proclamation of the Word, and the use of Christian symbols.
The relationship between a pastor and his/her parishoners is one of personal significance. Wedding couples should expect the service officiant to be the clergy by whom they have been pastored. A couples’ desire to include a co-officiant may be considered only in consultation with the MSUMC clergy or wedding coordinator.