Looking for a beautiful space for your Wedding? Unity is a welcoming congregation!
on Marriage & Civil Unions
Unity Lutheran Church, Chicago
The path to marriage equality has been dizzying and a welcome delight! At Unity Lutheran we have been ahead of the curve, performing blessings before 2011, then civil unions, and marriages for same sex couples in June of 2014. Thanks be to God that marriage equality is now the law of the land.
A Marriage or Civil Union takes place when two people, drawn together by their love for each other, exchange vows of commitment and fidelity. The Christian Marriage service in the church is a public acknowledgment of that private commitment. The service also acknowledges the effect of the private decision upon the community. Joy and happiness are shared; support is requested and given!
We believe that God blesses Marriage and Civil Unions equally, and celebrate that in your service. Unity’s pastor is available to officiate, and is authorized by the state to sign your license.
Whatever faith tradition or place of worship you come from, or even if your partner identifies as non-believing or atheist, we welcome you. We believe that God's gift of faith and life supports and sustains your relationship and family. And as a community of faith, Unity Lutheran Church will hold you up in prayer throughout your life together, and pledges to continue to work for full marriage equality.
Link here for more info on Unity Weddings and Civil Unions.
WELCOMING & AFFIRMING
Unity is a Reconciling In Christ congregation:
People of all sexual orientations and gender identities
are welcome within the gathering and membership of this congregation,
and are encouraged to share fully in its sacramental and general life.