Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage. We welcome the opportunity to celebrate your commitment of marriage within the Christian community of Lakeview United Church. Our worship centre, with its long centre aisle and contemporary stained glass windows, provides a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony.
We see people as unique, loved creations of God and welcome all people to the full life of Christian community, including marriage. We believe God intends loving relationships to be faithful, responsible, just, healing, and sustaining of the couple and those around them, and that such relationships require preparation and nurture.
The United Church celebrates the marriage of:
- all people who believe in Jesus Christ and want to live faithful to his way
- same-sex couples
- previously divorced people
- couples of different religions
Booking the Church
We recommend booking the church and a minister as far in advance as possible. You may do this by contacting the church office (306.586.7844) or email her here. A deposit of $300.00 will be required at the time of booking.
Meeting with the Minister
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will require two or three meetings with the officiating minister. These meetings provide the opportunity for you to get to know the minister better and to plan your wedding ceremony.
We strongly recommend the completion of an approved marriage preparation course well in advance of the wedding date. These courses help you build and strengthen the foundation of a happy and healthy marriage. Please contact the church office for more information. (306.586.7844)
In the province of Saskatchewan you will need a valid marriage licence. This may be obtained from jewellery stores and bridal boutiques and is valid for three months. A marriage certificate is provided to you by the church on your wedding day.
A certificate issued by the Government of Saskatchewan is also available, for a fee, from Vital Statistics at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.
Because the rehearsal provides an opportunity to become familiar with the church setting and the format for the ceremony, it is helpful if all those directly involved in the service are present. The rehearsal is usually held one or two days prior to the wedding.
The minister has a selection of wedding prayers and vows available to assist you in planning a wedding ceremony that is meaningful and best expresses your commitment to one another. The church has a pipe organ and organist and grand piano available in the sanctuary. The church also has a sound system for recorded music. Selections should be tasteful and appropriate.
Wedding programs are the responsibility of the wedding couple. Information regarding the order of the service for the wedding ceremony may be obtained from the minister.
We ask that you submit the wedding fee and your marriage license to the church office at least one week prior to the wedding. $850.00 (includes $300.00 deposit)
Continued Care and Support
As you begin your married life together, we offer you spiritual guidance and support within the faith community of Lakeview United Church. We warmly welcome you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings (10:30) and to participate in the variety of programs, groups, and activities we offer throughout the week.