Old First is a beautiful space for a sacred moment in a couple’s life. In line with the openness of our faith tradition, we invite you to design the ceremony that matches your journey as a couple. We have had weddings at Old First that are as traditional as our historic sanctuary and ones modeled after a Quaker meeting. Choose the music, rituals, and vows that you prefer.
As an Open & Affirming Congregation , we marry all couples, without regard to their gender.
The United Church of Christ’s Book of Worship reminds us that: “The essence of marriage is a covenanted commitment that has its foundation in the faithfulness of God’s love.
The marriage ceremony is the glad occasion on which two people unite as partners in the mutual exchange of covenant promises. The minister acts as an official representative of the church and gives the marriage the church’s blessing. The congregation joins in witnessing and affirming the marriage and in offering support and thanksgiving for the new family.”