The Christian wedding service is an act of worship in which we acknowledge God’s direction and blessing on the marriage.  Therefore, all that we do during the service should contribute to the celebration and sanctity of this worship event.  So that your wedding may be meaningful and enjoyable for all participants, the following guidelines have been prepared.  In these guidelines any references to “the church” shall mean the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood unless otherwise noted.


The resurrection is a central doctrine of the Christian faith and shapes Christians’ attitudes and responses to the event of death.  Death brings loss, sorrow, and grief to all.  In the face of death, Christians do not bear bereavement in isolation but are sustained by the power of the Holy Spirit and the community of faith.  The Church offers a ministry of love and hope to all who grieve.  As this is the basis of a Christian funeral/memorial service defined by the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., the Session of First Presbyterian Church has set forth the following policy for funeral/memorial services that occur at the church.