Philosophy of marriage: CrossWinds facilities have been dedicated to God to be only used consistent with His Word. Therefore because of Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:22; Matthew 19:4-6; Romans 1:26-27 and 1 Corinthians 6:9 we will not officiate, solemnize, perform or host a wedding or wedding-like ceremony involving anyone other than one man with one woman as instituted by God. A wedding is a worship service.
SPECIFIC: Use of CrossWinds facilities for weddings is possible with the following provisions:
•Use must be by appointment only (using this form).•Dates will be scheduled in order of receipt of this form.•Smoking, sparklers, fireworks, alcohol or wedding dances may not be used inside CrossWinds facilities. Rice is discouraged in favor of birdseed, but either must be used outside the church, not in the foyer. Written permission is required for wall-mounted displays or banners.•Officiating minister, non-traditional elements and music must be approved by pastoral staff. Every wedding must arrange and pay for CrossWinds personnel for kitchen use, sound system, A/V system (the church will assist in locating help when possible). Cleaning responsibility may extend to lawns and parking lots.•CrossWinds is not responsible for improper use or accidents caused by changes of set-ups, improper use of facilities, snow removal, vandalism or theft of anything during facility use.•Removal and re-staging musical instruments, sound system, seasonal or ministry decorations will only be done by reimbursed CrossWinds personnel.•Premarital counseling consistent with Marriage Matters Agreement is required before use.•Attached agreement form must be submitted and approved including scheduling space to be used, time the space will be used and payment of rental, support staff or cleaning costs.•A 25% deposit must be attached to this agreement, refundable if cancelled 30 days prior to scheduled usage. Full payment must be received prior to actual usage.•Access will be provided as needed for planning or decorating. •Contacts/scheduling may be done online or at CrossWinds office during normal hours.•Rental charges or fees do not include honoraria for ministerial involvement.
MEMBER/REGULAR ATTENDEE EXCLUSIONS: Members or regular attendees are exempt from rental fees for use of sanctuary or fellowship space, but must pay cleaning fees and fees for A/V, sound or kitchen staff.
By signing this form the requester agrees to this policy, its provisions and costs.