The pastoral staff of the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple is prepared to guide and assist engaged couples to make their marriage a blessed and memorable occasion.

Services are conducted in one of three locations; in the sanctuary (seating 1000), the Dixon Chapel (60) and the Sky Chapel (30).

The church has established policies designed to help the couple and their families plan their wedding ceremony. These policies vary for members and non-members.


Old Testament Readings
Genesis 1:26-27; 2:4-7; 2:18-22; 2:24
Ruth 1:16-17
Psalms 29:1-2;34:3;37:4;63:1-4;95:1-6;100; 127;128;150
Proverbs 3:5-6; 18:22; 24:3-4; 31:10-31
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Cord of 3 Strands
Song of Solomon 2:11-13; 5:16; 6:3;8:6-7a
Isaiah 61:10;62:5
Jeremiah 33:11;32:38-39
Hosea 2:19-20

New Testament Readings

Matthew 5:3-11 Beatitudes
Matthew 19:-4-6 Christ’s statement of marriage
John 2:1-11 Christ at the marriage in Cana
John 15:9-17 Christ’s command to love
John 17:22-23 Christ’s prayer for love and unity
1 Corinthians 7:1-7 Marital duty of husband and wife
1 Corinthians 13 Great love chapter
Ephesians 4:1-3 Unity in Body of Christ
Ephesians 5:21-23 Roles of husband and wife
Philippians 2: 5-11 Attitudes to build marriage
Colossians 3:12-17 Loving Attitudes
Hebrews 13:4 Sex in marriage
1 Peter 3:1-7 Teaching for wives and husbands
1 John 3:16; 4:7-17 Teaching on love
Revelation 19:4-8 Wedding of the Lamb

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For more information, or to make arrangements for your wedding, contact Carol at 847-421-5128 or carolemmons@sbcglobal.net