The ceremony of a Christian marriage is a covenant undertaken in the sight of God with the intent of establishing a relationship responsive to God. Because of this, we believe church membership is necessary and is an important indication of that intent. The Christian celebration of marriage is different than a civil ceremony and presupposes a pastoral relationship that does not begin nor end with the ceremony. For these reasons, we expect couples seeking marriage to participate regularly in the life of Carmel United Methodist Church, including worshipping at CUMC a minimum of 10 times in the quarter prior to scheduling a wedding.


  • The Bride, Groom, or Immediate Family member must be a member of Carmel UMC.

  • One of the pastors of CUMC must officiate your wedding, though other pastors may assist upon invitation by the officiating pastor.

  • Please contact our Wedding Coordinator, Veronica Cooper, with questions or to schedule your wedding at

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