Weddings at First UMC

Thank you for considering First United Methodist Church as the location for your union service! A union is a sacred event and any service here is seen as a worship service first and foremost.  In order to adequately prepare for your union, the pastor at FUMC requests a minimum of four months advance notice.

The flat rate fee ($1,500 for the sanctuary, $1,000 for the chapel) includes the Pastor’s Honorarium, Organist Services, and Maintenance Crew for both the rehearsal and the service. If a reception is to be held on church premises, a separate request form and fee will be required.

The pastor of First United Methodist Church (FUMC) will officiate at your wedding/union service. If you have friends or relatives who are clergy, they may co-officiate the service with the permission of the pastor of FUMC. If outside clergy are invited, the couple will be responsible for additional honorarium for those persons.

Please contact the church office or Pastor Katherine Paisley at (708) 383-4983 or pastor@firstumcoakpark.org to inquire about an upcoming wedding.