Sunday service at 10:30am

Summer Tri-Church Schedule:

June 16 - July 7 at Lakeview United

July 14 - Aug. 4 at Wesley United

Aug. 11 - Sept. 1 at Sunset United

Office Hours : 8:00am - 1:00pm Tue - Fri

Office Closed July 2 - August 6

Phone : 306-586-3613

United Church of Canada

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We are an Affirming Ministry

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Sunset United Church Wedding Policy
Revised May 2009

You're planning a wedding!  Congratulations!  We are so thrilled that you are considering getting married at Sunset United. Here are some things to keep in mind when thinking about having a wedding ceremony at Sunset:

Who can get married here?  Anyone.  As an Affirming Ministry all couples who share a mutual love and respect for each other and desire to make a public commitment are welcome to celebrate here.  That means: heterosexual, homosexual, gender diverse, divorcees, couples of mixed denominations, ethnicities are welcome to get married here.

A church wedding consists of two things:  an act of worship and a legal ceremony.  If you choose to get married in the church, please know that there will be aspects of the Christian faith included in your service.  This can take the form of prayer, blessings, music and symbols.  The minister will work with you to create a service that is reflective of you as individuals and as a couple.  It is our belief that Love is a gift from the Holy and wherever love is God is.   

Once you make a decision that Sunset is where you would like to have your ceremony, the minister will make an appointment to meet with you.  This meeting is an opportunity to get to know one another, to go through expectations and dreams, go through legal requirements, to fill in documentation, and to arrange a time to do marriage preparation either with the minister or to through another Marriage preparation program.

The church centrum can hold up to 250 people seated in rows.  Please check out our rental information under the Events tab.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Can we have a drink at the church before the service?                                                                                                      No, sorry.  The church has no alcohol policy, and the couple getting married can not be under the influence of any intoxicant or the ceremony is not legal.

Do we have to have a rehearsal?                                                                                                                                      Yes, please.  Typically, a rehearsal of the ceremony happens the night or two before the actual date of the wedding.  This makes sure that all who are participating in the ceremony know their cues, where to stand, and when to do their parts.  A time and date will be arranged when meeting with the minister.

What about pictures?
To avoid distractions from the sacredness of the wedding service, and to keep people from tripping over one another, we ask that no photos be taken by the gathered congregation during the service itself.  Folk will be welcome to take photos during the processional, the signing of the documents, and as the couple recesses out, as long as people remain in their seats,  If you plan on having a professional photographer, that person will be allowed to take pictures during the service as long as they are discreet and do not use flash.  Video recording is allowed as long as it is stationary and does not need extra lighting.  The minister will touch base with the photographer on the day of the wedding.

What about Decorating?                                                                                                                                                  Absolutely!  we encourage you to make the space yours, as long as the methods used to attach the decorations does not do any damage to the walls or furniture of the church.  Please be respectful of the space, and use painters tape or similar products for the attachment of decorations to the wall.  You are welcome to tie things to chairs, bring table clothes for the signing table, use candles on the communion table etc.  

Can we have people throw confetti?
No, please, don't.  No confetti or confetti like substances... try bubbles,  They are nice and easy to clean up after.

Do you all do flowers?
Sure, as long as you arrange their delivery you are more than welcome to have flowers in the church.

Do you provide the ushers?                                                                                                                                           Nope, you choose your ushers.  We just ask that they are at the church an hour before the service.

How much is this going to cost?                                                                                                                                       The suggested amounts for honoraria are:  Church usage:  $200-$400; Minister: $150; Musician (if used):  $100

When do we get our marriage certificate?                                                                                                                              The minister mails all legal documents within 48 hours of the wedding.  The Government no longer sends a marriage certificate automatically.  It is your responsiblity to request a marriage certificate through E-Health Saskatchewan (ehealthsask.ca)

Sunset United Church

 

Phone: 306-586-3613

office@sunsetunited.ca

177 Sunset Drive
Regina, SK, S4S 6Y7

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday