We recognize that often when two people form a loving committed relationship, they ask the church to bless their marriage. With due consideration, the church responds by celebrating the work of God’s Spirit in their lives in the presence of their family and friends.

As a part of our continuing effort to live into our Statement of Reconciliation, adopted on Oct. 8, 2000, and our membership in the Reconciling Ministries Network, we now resolve and affirm:

* That the congregation of Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundation will support and approve the use of our facilities for marriage ceremonies of all couples licensed to marry in the State of Iowa and approved by our officiating pastor.

* That any of our clergy who choose to minister fully to all persons by celebrating such marriages may do so knowing that we pledge to them our full support.

Adopted by the Church Council, October 19, 2015