Our Open & Affirming Covenant states that all people are to be treated, loved, and welcomed equally, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, color, race, economic status, or physical/mental ability.
We therefore welcome all people to share our Church for the purposes of worship, marriage, baptism, funeral and fellowship, with full participation in the life and ministries of the Church, asking that those who come have no intent to do harm and welcome others to our church as well.
Weddings at St. Peter's
St. Peter's UCC is not only a beautiful sanctuary but is also easy to find at the corner of Oakton Street and Laramie Avenue, with a parking lot to the east of the church. Rev. Richard Lanford officiates at weddings of members and non-members alike. He requires three 90-minute premarital counseling sessions prior to the wedding, and we request that, whenever possible, you contact him at least 4 months before the wedding.
The sanctuary is air conditioned and seats around 200. It boasts a 3 Rank Moeller Organ. Reverend Lanford must officiate in any wedding held at St. Peter's, and he will also officiate at weddings off the church grounds. Couples may bring in their own organist or pianist with the church organist's approval, but the Organist honorarium is still charged and will go to the church's organ fund.
For complete details, click below to download our Wedding Policies and Procedures document.