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Ronald and Shena Boone celebrate Valentine’s Day with a free wedding at Trinity United Methodist Church. Photo by Liz Johnson & Jay Foot.

Free Valentine’s Weddings Show Church’s Love

‘We’ve short-changed marriages.” Indiana church offers free ceremonies to encourage families to make faith a priority. View

Rings sit on text from the wedding service in the United Methodist Book of Worship. Photo illustration by Fran Walsh, United Methodist Communications.

I do: How United Methodists understand Christian marriage

In weddings and marriage, we celebrate love: the love of the couple, the love of God for us, and the love Christ calls us to share with the world. Read More

The Rev. William McElvaney, seated, defied United Methodist Church law by presiding at the Saturday, March 1 wedding of George Harris and Jack Evans. The service was at Midway Hills Christian Church in Dallas. UMNS Photo by Sam Hodges

Dallas pastor conducts same-sex service

The Rev. William McElvaney, a retired pastor and seminary president, followed through Saturday, March 1, on his earlier promise to defy United Methodist Church law by presiding at a same-sex union. McElvaney, 85, conducted a wedding for George Harris, 80, and Jack Evans, 84. The men have been partners for 53 years and are longtime... Read More

Can my former pastor come back to perform my wedding?

You will first need to talk with the pastor at the church where your wedding will be held. Read More

Can I get married in any United Methodist church that I choose?

Local United Methodist churches set their own wedding policies and fees. Read More

Church says no I do’s until all can marry

North Carolina church will still offer premarital counseling and blessings, but no weddings until denomination allows same-sex marriage. Read More

UMC pastor officiates Clinton wedding

Like her mother, Chelsea Clinton is a United Methodist. That's why she invited Rev. Bill Shillady to be part of her interfaith ceremony on Saturday. Read More

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