"Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

-1 Corinthians 13 8-13

Congratulations!

We are committed to helping couples strengthen their relationships and prepare themselves spiritually for the challenges of marriage. We want to provide them with the opportunity to talk honestly about the current state of their relationship, some of the common conflicts that may arise during marriage, and how to overcome potential trials in a manner pleasing to God.  We have, therefore, developed a comprehensive Marriage Preparation process for all couples marrying in our church. 

The Process

Simply contact the church to get started. Give yourselves at least four to six months to plan your wedding!

  • * Choose ushers, personal attendants etc.
  • * Meet with wedding coordinator
  • * Meet with musicians to plan music
  • * Deliver memos to florists & photographer
  • * Order wedding service programs
  • * Meet with minister for final counseling session
  • * Meet with minister to finalize service details
  • * Fill out list of who gets flowers
  • * Plan rehearsal, rehearsal dinner & photoshoot

Getting Married in NY State

A couple who intends to be married in New York State must apply in person for a marriage license. The application for a license must be signed by both the bride and groom in the presence of the town or city clerk. A representative cannot apply for the license on behalf of the bride or groom. This applies even if the representative has been given the Power of Attorney. Notarized marriage license affidavits signed by the bride or groom cannot be substituted for their personal appearance.