A Christian Marriage is intended to be a celebration. We celebrate the fact that God has brought you together to this point in your lives as you share these sacred vows with one another.
A wedding ceremony at Lovely Lane is available to each couple willing to counsel twice with the pastor. The first meeting will be a “get acquainted” meeting. You will discuss spiritual and relational matters. The second meeting will focus on planning the details of the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony will be performed in accordance with the Ritual of the United Methodist Church, and will be under the supervision of the pastor who is duly appointed to serve Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. From the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, Part II, Paragraph 71-C “Marriage:
C) Marriage – We affirm the sanctity of the marriage covenant that is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment, and shared fidelity between a man and woman. We believe that God’s blessing rests upon such marriage, whether or not there are children of the union. We reject social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage.
To clear the date for your wedding, you should contact the church office as early as possible. After you receive pastoral approval, you may contact the wedding coordinator. Six months is not too early to begin your planning.
The Fellowship Hall, seating approximately 150, is available for receptions under the direction of the wedding coordinator.
If you are not a member of the Church, you will find it helpful to visit us during one of our regular worship services in order to familiarize yourself with our style of worship and determine if our church is right for your wedding.
We will provide a wedding coordinator to provide decisions involving use of the building for your wedding and/or reception. We also provide an organist who is talented, experienced and trained to use our organ.
Please contact the church office for more information about weddings at Lovely Lane or to schedule a visit with a pastor. Call 319-393-6674, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 and 4:00.