Growing Together – A Group Relationship Enrichment Program For Seriously Dating, Engaged and Married Couples.
Looking for more out of your relationship? Like to make a good relationship even stronger? Growing Together will help you do that and more.
GROWING TOGETHER is for seriously dating, engaged and married couples who would like to grow in their relationship. Pastor Glenn Seefeldt will help participants to identify their strengths and build on them as well as discover new skills in communication, conflict resolution and intimacy. Glenn’s creative teaching and lighthearted approach makes the class enjoyable.
The suggested donation is $75 per couple. For more information and upcoming class dates contact Pastor Glenn Seefeldt.
Planning Your Wedding At Nativity
Weddings at Nativity Lutheran Church
Planning a wedding is exciting but also stressful. This information will help you as you plan your wedding day. Remember your wedding day is only one day, what happens after is more important.
A wedding at Nativity Lutheran Church is WORSHIP.
A wedding is a gathering of the community of family and friends to praise God and to give thanks for the love of husband and wife, family and friends.
A wedding at Nativity Lutheran Church is GOOD NEWS.
As we gather before God, participants hear again the promises God makes to us in Jesus Christ, “For I have come to bring you life and to have it abundantly.” “Love one another as I have loved you.”
A wedding at Nativity Lutheran Church is CELEBRATION.
A celebration of the love a couple has found in each other and life together as the family of God.
A wedding at Nativity Lutheran Church is PROMISE.
Couples promise before God, their family and friends that they will be faithful to each other and to God.
Wedding Fees (* Required)
- * Growing Together $ 75.00 per couple
- * Pastor $200.00
- Organist/Pianist $200.00
If rehearsal is required—additional $100.00
- Vocalist $150.00
If rehearsal is required—additional $75.00
- Instrumentalist $200.00
If rehearsal is required—additional $100.00
- * Audio Technician $ 75.00
If couple would like a DVD of the wedding an additional Technician is required $100.00
- *Wedding Coordinator $175.00
- *Custodian/Maintenance $150.00
-Unity and 2 Taper Candles $ 25.00
-Aisle Candles (12) $ 50.00
Summary of Policies
- Spiritual Growth
Couples choosing to be married at Nativity desire a spiritual foundation for their relationship and are looking to grow in that relationship.
- Church Relationship
Couples will be encouraged to participate in a worshiping community. If they have no church they will be invited to affiliate with Nativity.
All couples are required to worship at Nativity at least three (3) times prior to their wedding. Couples and pastors have found this to be very helpful in getting acquainted and in preparing for their marriage.
A pastor from Nativity will officiate at all weddings held at Nativity.
- Pre-Marital Classes
We ask couples to complete a Relationship Enrichment Class.
Nativity Offers Growing Together (see brochure)
- Wedding Music
Music will be reviewed by the Pastor
-Gives praise to God
-Reflects the love of God shown to us in Jesus Christ
-Is within the ability of performers to sing and play
- Recording Wedding
-No flash pictures during the ceremony. Flash is allowed during Processional and Recessional.
-Videotaping is allowed from designated areas. (Ask Wedding Coordinator where areas are located.)
No flowers or candles on altar table (flower stands available).
- Use of Building
-The building is used by many groups. Please reserve use by completing the Building Use Application.
-Any drinking, illegal activities or abusive behavior done on premises will be cause for termination of wedding.
-No smoking in the building or on the church grounds. We are a Smoke Free Campus.
Steps To Planning Your Wedding
- Contact the Church Office –
612-781-2766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
-To tentatively reserve your wedding date on the church calendar
-To determine which Pastor will relate to you and your wedding
- Meet with Officiating Pastor
Call for appointment: 612-781-2766
- During this interview the pastor and couple will:-Get better acquainted
-Discuss the pre-marital process at Nativity
- Contact Wedding Coordinator, Annie Archambault
- Complete Building Use Application—(found in Packet 1)
-YOUR WEDDING DATE RESERVATION IS TENTATIVE UNTIL WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR SIGNED BUILDING USE APPLICATION
- Contact Musicians
Flute, saxophone, recorders, clarinet
Phone: 612-781-2766 (w) 651-484-3142 (h)
- Completion of Relational Enrichment Class
Growing Together (See brochure on our webpage at www.nativitychurch.org – click on Getting Connected-Finding God in the Midst…-Adult-Relational Enrichment)
- Three months Before the Wedding:
Before applying for license, call County Licensing Division and check on requirements.
Purchase marriage license.
- Two Months Before the Wedding:
Schedule meeting with your Officiating Pastor to plan your wedding service.
- One Week Before the Wedding:
Submit marriage license to the Pastor along with the names of the witnesses.
Submit all fees and honorarium to the Wedding Coordinator (Pastor’s fees should be paid directly to the Officiating Pastor(s). All other fees should be combined on one check made out to Nativity Lutheran Church and given to the Wedding Coordinator).
Topics Often Asked About
Building is air conditioned.
Not available through Nativity.
We have twelve aisle candles.
Unity Candle and Two Tapers
You may purchase the set from Nativity at a cost of $25 or you may bring your own.
Nativity does not furnish candelabras
You may rent them from a florist.
Dressing Rooms Are Available
Men Room 116 on Lower Level
Women Room 213 on Upper Level
Hospitality Room 218 on Upper Level
Prayer kneelers are available for use.
Pastors officiate at wedding settings other than Nativity depending on schedule. Please negotiate with Officiating Pastor.
Other Pastors/Priests can be involved with permission of Officiating Pastor.
Reception in Fellowship Hall/
Seating—136 people comfortably
Tables—17 round tables, 60” in diameter, seat 8
15 rectangular tables, size 3’x8’, seat 8
Reception in Commons Area
Tables—12 round tables, seat 8
Use of Rice or Birdseed
Not allowed by our insurance company due to liability issues.