Weddings are an exciting time. We consider it a privilege and a joy to meet and talk with couples as they plan to take this step together into their future. We welcome members, visitors and newcomers to choose First Church Natick for their ceremony or to work with its pastors to plan a service off-site. A wedding is also a sacred time and we approach preparation for this life-changing moment with respect and with reverence.
Usually there are three pre-wedding sessions so that we can discuss what this moment means to the couple spiritually as well as other issues so important to consider in making a life-long commitment. These sessions are also an opportunity to plan for the details of the ceremony. While we are delighted to welcome clergy from other denominations or traditions to participate in the wedding ceremony, one of the pastors of First Church Natick must officiate for weddings held in our sanctuary.
As an Open and Affirming congregation, we have been performing LGBTQ wedding ceremonies since Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage!