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The wedding ceremony in a church is a service of worship. The people who gather do so to worship God, and in the process, give witness to marriage. Christian marriage finds its unique meaning in the fact that it is patterned after the covenant relationship which God has established with the church. God has promised to love the church in joy and in sorrow, in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health. In Christian marriage, you will promise before God to do the same for one another.


Weddings are booked on a first come first served basis, with a minimum of four hours required between weddings scheduled on the same day. Tentative dates may be approved by telephone, but a reservation will only be confirmed when the deposit has been received in the church office along with the Wedding Contract. No announcements should be made until dates are confirmed and fixed on the church calendar. The exact hours of the wedding and rehearsal should be fixed at the time the tentative reservation is made. Weddings are not scheduled during Holy Week which is the week before Easter. To be sure the church is available, an early consultation with a pastor is highly recommended.


Woodlake UMC is excited to join with you through these next months as you prepare for your upcoming marriage and wedding day. It is our prayer that your wedding day be full of beauty, power, joy and dignity; and that your marriage be filled with the love, peace and presence of Christ.


Care, Serve & Discipleship Administrative Assistant

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