Marriage

Marriage is a gift God has given to all humankind for the well-being of the entire human family.  Marriage is a civil contract; for Christians, marriage is a covenant through which two people are called to live together before God their lives of discipleship.  In a service of Christian marriage, a lifelong commitment is made by the couple to each other, publicly witnessed and acknowledged by the community of faith.

“Submit yourselves to one another because of your reverence for Christ…” — (Ephesians 5:21)

 

What if You aren’t a Member of First Presbyterian?

Because of its beautiful, historic location, our church is a very popular place for weddings, even for non-members.  The pastor is happy to minister non-members at such an important event in their lives, if they share our reverence for God, and accept the serious emphasis this church places upon the marriage covenant.

 

Guidelines for Getting Married at Our Church

The Wedding Application Form details the fees associated with having your marriage ceremony performed at our church.  Please fill out the form and send it to the Church Office either by email or by mailing first class to 1731 Church Street, Rahway, NJ 07065.  If the request is for a same-sex marriage, please use this form to apply.

 

Holding a Reception at the Church

Davis Hall, the church’s fellowship hall, is available for non-alcoholic receptions.  It can accommodate up to 150 people.  To see the fees associated with the use of this hall, please review the Use of Facility Application form.  If interested in using it, you will need to complete the Use of Facility Application and submit it to the Church Office along with your wedding application.