Dayboro Uniting Church - Getting Married?

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Wedding Advice

A wedding is a time of celebration and joy and we try to make your special day just that. We are licensed to conduct Christian weddings using the rites of the UCA. Our church only accepts bookings for Christian weddings. You may have your own minister conduct the ceremony using the rites of your denomination provided he/she is registered as a religious celebrant. Details need to be provided.

You are expected to complete a relationship program. We recommend Preparation for Marriage at the Albert Centre for Human Relationships (Wesley House, next to Albert Street Church, Brisbane City.) A detailed brochure is available and we can assist with the booking. This is to fulfill government requests for couples to be well informed about what makes for long lasting marriages. Some of our ministers may choose to do the preparation themselves.
The Service
Please look through the service outline, which we provide, before the interview. You may have one scripture reading and an additional and appropriate reading (eg a verse) approved by the minister or simply have one or more Christian Bible readings. You may have other inclusions in the service if they are approved by the minister.

The Venue
The Dayboro Uniting Church - can seat 100 people, and is fully air conditioned - fee on application.
Other venues, by negotiation, are always possible. An invoice will be issued with details of the fees and deposit. The fee does not include musician, flowers or other special requests. A deposit confirms the booking and the holding of the date.

The Minister's Fee
The minister’s fee is determined by the minister conducting the service and covers the cost of the interview, preparation and lodging of documents, stationery, rehearsal and travel. The final payment should be made within a month of the wedding. Fee details provided on application.

The Scripture Readings
One or more passages of Scripture shall be read. The following or other readings are appropriate:
New Testament
      1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and 13 Love is patient and kind...(The most popular)
      Ephesians 3:14-21 The Father from whom every family is named...
      Colossians 3:12-17 Love which binds everything together...
      1 John 4:7-16 Let us love one another for love is of God...

Old Testament
      Song of Solomon 2:10-13; 8:6-7 Many waters cannot quench love...
      Psalm 128 Happy are they who fear the Lord...

The Music and Songs
You may hire your own musician/s. It is not recommended that songs/hymns be sung unless the gathering is made up of regular singers or worshippers. Music can be electronic (eg CD). It is needed for (i) prior to the arrival of bridal party (ii) entry of bride (iii) signing of registers and (iv) exit procession.

The Rehearsal
In the days just before the wedding a rehearsal can be conducted at the venue. The bridal party should attend with the bride and groom. Booking is essential and no extra fee is charged. At this time a further government declaration is signed.

The Documents
Please bring your birth certificates to an interview; evidence of divorce, details of parents' full names and countries of birth. One government form is to be completed a month before the wedding, one to be signed just before the wedding, and others at the wedding.
The Register and Certificate are signed in the presence of the gathering.


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