First Universalist Church offers sanctuary to same-sex couples for marriage ceremonies

Dec 28, 2012

Rockland — The First Universalist Church in Rockland has announced it welcomes the marriage ceremonies of same-sex couples in its sanctuary.

The Board of Trustees has voted to offer use of the church sanctuary free of charge through June 2013 to same sex-couples for marriage ceremonies. Rev. Mark Glovin, minister of the church, will donate his services to same-sex couples planning to marry within the next six months.

As of Dec. 29, same-sex couples in Maine may apply for marriage licenses at the city or town clerk’s office in the municipality where one or both live.

As one of the first churches in Maine certified by the Unitarian-Universalist Association as a welcoming congregation in 1996, the First Universalist Church in Rockland has a long history of actively supporting the full inclusion and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people within our congregation and within society.

The First Universalist Church in Rockland supports the free and independent search for meaning and welcomes all people.

For further information or to schedule a meeting with Rev. Glovin, call the First Universalist Church in Rockland office at 594-8750.

 

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