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婚禮申請借用聖堂
Application for Marriage Ceremony at Church

THE FIRST CHINESE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
61 HENRY STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10002
電話: (917) 214-8596
電郵: office@fcpc.org

*婚禮借用聖堂申請表

REGULATIONS FOR MARRIAGE CEREMONY AT THE CHURCH (Effective 03/07/2015)

A. ELIGIBILITY:
1. The church will accept application for marriage by a man and a woman, at least one is a professing Christian, to be officiated by a minister assigned by the church.
2. Prior to the wedding, the marrying couple will undergo a 3-session marriage counseling with the assigned minister.
B. DATE & TIME: (Saturday: 1 – 3 p.m., Sunday: 3:30 p.m. only)
1. The dates and times of the marriage ceremony, rehearsal, the 3-session marriage counseling, will be those stated in the application. No change will be entertained.
2. The marriage ceremony will begin punctually and will not exceed one hour. The wedding party and all guests must vacate the sanctuary no later than two hours after the stated time of the wedding.
3. The use of the reception hall (Saturday only) will not exceed a total of two hours.
4. If the rehearsal of the marriage ceremony could not begin within 20 minutes of the stated time, the church reserves the right to cancel the ceremony and all monies paid will be forfeited.
C. FEES:
1. The marriage ceremony including marriage counseling and rehearsal: $1,600.00
2. Use of reception hall (Saturday only): $400.00
3. Deposit:
a) For Non-members: A deposit of $800 is payable in cash or check with the application. This deposit is not refundable.
b) For Members: A deposit of $600 is payable in cash or check with the application. This deposit is not refundable.
4. The Balance: ($800, $1,000 or $1,200 if with Reception)
a) For Non-members: The balance must be paid in cash, bank check or money order, at least 2 weeks prior to the ceremony.
b) For Members: An offering in lieu of the balance is acceptable and appreciated.
5. If a change of date or time is requested, the original deposit will be forfeited and a fresh application should be filed with a payment of a new deposit.
D. THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY:
1. The order of the marriage ceremony will be arranged by the appointed Pastor of the church and is not subject to change.
2. The marriage ceremony will be performed by the minister assigned by the church without exception.
3. The organist/pianist will be assigned by the church. No other person is allowed to perform this service.
4. Everyone in the wedding party must attend the rehearsal.
E. DOCUMENTS:
1. Prior to the rehearsal, the marrying couple must submit to the Pastor a valid license issued by the New York State Marriage Court.
2. At the end of the ceremony, the marrying couple and the witness must sign the marriage license.
F. PHOTOGRAPHY:
1. No more than 2 photographers are permitted in the sanctuary.
2. No photographers are permitted at the altar.
3. Photographers are not permitted to stand on pews, chairs, tables or any elevated support.
G. DISCIPLINE:
1. Silence must be observed in the sanctuary.
2. Eating, drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited in the sanctuary.
3. No one is allowed to place his/her feet on the pews or any furniture.
4. No one is allowed to damage or deface any Bible, Hymnal or other church properties.
5. No decorations in or outside the sanctuary are allowed except with the prior consent of the church, and all such decorations must be removed at the end of the ceremony. The use of sticking tapes on the wall or furniture is prohibited. The Church will not be responsible for the delivery of flowers and other materials to the church. On Sunday, all deliveries must be after 3:00 p.m.
6. The throwing of confetti, rice or any other substance in or outside the sanctuary is prohibited.
H. AMMENDENTS:
1. Additional regulations where needed, may be agreed upon by the Pastor and the marrying couple.
2. The church reserves the right to change any of these regulations without notice.

紐約中華基督教長老會舉行婚禮簡則
(本簡則於2015年3月7日生效,但一切以英文本為準) 一. 資 格
1.申請結婚人男女任何一方必須是基督徒(請出示洗禮證明書).
2.婚禮之前結婚人雙方必須接受主禮牧師為期三次之婚前輔導.
二.時 間 (星期六: 下午一時至三時; 星期日: 只限下午三時三十分)
1.舉行婚禮之日期及時間必須事先取得本堂主任牧師之同意.
2.婚禮全部過程從所預定之時間起計以一小時為限. 結婚人雙方家人及全體來賓必須於舉行婚禮後不超過兩小時內離開聖堂,不得過時.
3.茶會所用之時間(只限星期六),從所預定之婚禮時間開始,以兩小時為限.
4.習禮必須在預定時間開始,逾時廿分鐘者,本堂有權取消,所交費用概不退回.
三.費 用
1.婚禮: 1,600元
2.借用副堂舉行茶會(只限星期六): 400元
3.訂金: 甲.非本會教友: 結婚人決定借堂舉行婚禮,應即填妥申請表格,並交付訂金800元(現金或支票),訂金一經繳交,恕不退回.
乙.本會教友: 結婚人決定借堂舉行婚禮,應即填妥申請表格,並交付訂金600元(現金或支票),訂金一經繳交,恕不退回.
4.餘款: 甲.非本會教友: 餘款(現金或銀行本票)須在婚禮日期兩星期前付清.
乙.本會教友: 餘款則可以自由奉獻方式取代.
5.借堂舉行婚禮,日期時間一經訂定,不得更改,如有需要更改者,必須另行申請,經本堂主任牧師同意後,應另繳交800元訂金,原申請則自動作廢,原來所交之訂金概不退回.
四.儀 節
1.婚禮儀節概由本堂牧師編訂,不得更改.
2.婚禮儀節全部由本堂牧師主持,不許例外.
3.司琴人員一律由本堂派定,外人不得擔任.
4.習禮時間由結婚人與本堂牧師商定,參予婚禮者必須到堂習禮.
五.證 件
1.結婚人必須在習禮前把在紐約州取得之合法結婚准許證交與本堂牧師.
2.婚禮完成後須由結婚人所指定之證人在證書上簽名.
六.攝 影
1.攝影師最多兩名.
2.不許在聖壇上攝影.
3.攝影師不得站立在任何桌椅上.
七.秩 序
1.保持聖堂安靜.
2.不許在聖堂內抽煙或飲食.
3.不得把足放在椅上.
4.不得把聖經聖詩玩弄撕毀.
5.在聖堂內外佈置,必須於事前取得本堂同意,所有佈置必須於禮成後拆除. 本堂不負責代收鮮花或其他物品. 逢星期日,鮮花或其他物品只能於下午三時後送達本堂.
6.不得在聖堂內及門前撒紙碎或米粒.
八.附 則
1.本簡則未盡善事宜得由結婚人與本堂主任牧師商定.
2.本堂保留修改本簡則之權力.