Peekskill Presbyterian Church
Marriage is a gift
that God has given to all humankind . . . a covenant through which a man and a
woman offer vows before God to live out
together their lives of discipleship. *
Peekskill Presbyterian Church weddings are occasions of both joy and
reverence. We celebrate the gifts of love and happiness
that a bride and groom have found in each other, and we honor the deep
commitment they have made to live out their vows under the grace of
God. We are delighted that you are considering
beginning your Christian marriage here in God’s church.
Church capacity: 300
Rooms Available for Dressing & Pre-Wedding
Use of Church Organist Possible
For more information or for a current fee
schedule for non-members, contact the Church office at: 914-737-3322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|We want your marriage to be successful. That is why, as part of the preparation for
your wedding, the Pastor of the Peekskill Presbyterian Church will organize a
series of appointments with you to discuss the privileges and responsibilities
of a Christian marriage. These
discussions will include the vows and commitments that you will make, the
relationship of these commitments to your lives of discipleship, the legal
requirements of New York
State, and the form and nature
of the marriage service itself. These
meetings lay a foundation for including God in your married life. They help ensure appropriate levels of understanding,
commitment, and maturity in the participants before a marriage is undertaken,
and they are essential before our Pastor can responsibly perform or permit a
wedding service to take place here.|
We also want
your wedding to be as lovely as you’ve always dreamed. Our Pastor and music director will readily work
with you to make that happen. Flowers
and adornments are part of many wedding ceremonies, and they are welcome here
so long as nothing is planned that will cause any damage to church property or
reduce the dignity or sacramental nature of the service.
any worship service, including weddings, is an offering to God. Therefore, we ask you to understand that
secular song lyrics, no matter how beautiful or filled with sentiments of love,
are not appropriate. If you wish, our
music director can assist you in choosing music that is both beautiful and
right for such a sacred occasion.
Arrangements may be made through the church office to employ the
services of our organist. If you want to
include other musicians please be aware that, in order to avoid damage, use of
the Church organ must be limited to professional organists whose qualifications
are acknowledged and approved by the Church in advance.
Pastor of the Peekskill Presbyterian Church is charged with
all worship services, including weddings, which take place here. In
order to fulfill that responsibility, our
Pastor must be present and will exercise final authority over all
the wedding service. This authority likewise
extends over the participation and actions of any guest clergy.
Similarly, you should know that because it is
a service of worship, paid wedding consultants or coordinators can have
in determining the features of the wedding service. That role is
reserved to the Pastor. Dignity that reflects marriage both as a gift
from God and as an expression of a Christian life will be expected of
sanctuary can accommodate 300 seated guests.
There are rooms near or adjoining the sanctuary that can be made
available for dressing and other pre-wedding preparations. A non-refundable deposit will be required in
order to reserve the church. For more information or for a current fee schedule for non-members
of the Church,
contact the Church office at 914-737-3322 or by email at email@example.com.
you every joy and God’s blessing as you plan this wonderful day and prepare for
your new life together.
*excerpted from the
Book of Order of Presbyterian Church (USA)