West Lafayette UMC offering Valentine’s Day marriage service

| January 31, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE – Are you planning on getting married? West Lafayette United Methodist Church can help you make that happen on the most romantic day of the year.

On Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, Rev. William E. Buckeye of West Lafayette United Methodist Church will offer a service of marriage to any interested couples. All that is required is a valid marriage license and a phone call to the church. The prayers and readings of the ceremony will be done as a group, but the vows will be performed by each couple individually.

“The last couple of years the church has really tried to reach out into the community and find ways to serve people,” Buckeye said. “I know money can be an issue for folks who want to get married so this is a way we thought we could be helpful and offer a service that might be needed.”

Family and friends are encouraged to attend the ceremony and there will be a cake and punch reception at the church following the service.

“We can easily get a couple dozen couples across the front (of the church), but if we have to we can have some sit and then come up. We will do whatever it takes to help folks.”

Interested couples may call the church office at 545-6368 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to reserve their spot. Reservations are needed by Thursday, Feb. 12. The church is located at 120 West Union Ave. in West Lafayette.

There is no cost to couples wishing to be married; however, the church will accept gratuities which will help to underwrite the costs of a mission trip to Redbird Mission in Kentucky this June.

“We are still rounding up all who want to go, but we are prepared to take a team of 18,” Buckeye said. “We won’t know what we are doing until we know who all is going because that is based on the skill level of who you bring. We will be in Appalachia and a poverty stricken area.”

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