Marriages of Members
- Utility Fees
- Sound Board Fee
- Cleaning Fee
Marriages of Members
Marriages of Non-Members
- All persons and groups desiring use of the church facilities and/or equipment for purposes that are not church related must sign an agreement with First Baptist Church of Cabool. The agreement acknowledges the person/group’s intent to abide by these policies and to accept responsibility for any damages to the facilities and/or equipment.
- The using person/group must be an organization whose purposes and activities contribute to the welfare of the congregation. Further, the using person/group’s practices and beliefs must be compatible with the practices and beliefs of First Baptist Church of Cabool.
- The objectives of the using person/group and the activities conducted on church property must not be in conflict with the mission of this church.
- Alcoholic beverages, liquors, or other non-physician-prescribed drugs will not be permitted on church property at any time.
- Smoking will not be permitted inside any church building or within 50 feet of any entrance.
- Decorations used must not be attached to fixed portions of the facilities without specific approval in writing. The building may not be permanently decorated using any signs, symbols, etc., except as specifically approved by the Building and Grounds Committee. However, floral arrangements may be used. Decorations must not damage the facilities or furnishings in any way. The user person/group must remove all decorations when finished using the facilities.
- If used, lit candles must be “drip less” and must not be placed on the keyboard or sound system. Lit candles must be placed on a plate or in a holder.
- Building use hours are 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Evening events will be concluded and the building closed by 10 p.m., unless special arrangements have been made.
- User person/groups will be responsible for leaving the facilities in a condition that is comfortable for the next using person/group. For example, all furniture and equipment must be returned in its customary position.
- The using person/group shall be held responsible for all loss or damage to church property during periods when they are using the facilities.
- No facilities, equipment, furniture, or kitchen items shall be added, modified, loaned out, moved, or removed without prior approval from the Building and Grounds Committee.
- At no time shall equipment or facilities other than those covered by prior approval be used.
- Permission to use church facilities or equipment shall not include liability on the part of the church for property damage or personal injuries resulting from user person/group activities.
- The communion table may not be used.
- Use of the sound system and keyboard is permitted only under the supervision of persons authorized by the First Baptist Church of Cabool.
We believe that weddings are an expression of worship ordained by God from the beginning of time. Therefore every ceremony should be done with a worshipful attitude in obedience to God’s Word, as explained through the doctrines of this church. Individuals desiring to have a wedding ceremony in First Baptist Church of Cabool should affirm the biblical view of marriage outlined in our by-laws and constitution.
Ordained ministers from other like-minded churches may perform weddings in this church upon the approval of the pastors. However, if you desire one of our pastors to perform a ceremony they will require 6-8 hours of premarital counseling completed no later than two weeks prior to the wedding date.
Wedding Music & Sound
Music has always been part of the wedding ceremony. Not only is this traditional, it is a means of expression and worship. Therefore, only music suitable for the occasion should be considered.
A Sound Coordinator will be used if you require any type of amplification at all. For example, microphones (including the minister’s), recorded music, and piano. The Building & Grounds Committee will arrange to have a trained sound technician from First Baptist Church of Cabool available.
All decorating is the responsibility of the wedding party. The church facility will be open prior to the ceremony for decorating, dressing, pictures, etc. Arrangements can be made to have the church open for a longer period of time if needed.
Ribbons or simple arrangements of flowers may mark reserved rows. They should be attached with elastic, rubber bands or plastic clips.
Candles require the following guidelines:
- Place each candle in a stationary candelabra.
- A drip cloth must be used for all candles, including drip-less candles.
- The audience cannot handle or light individual candles.
The florist/wedding party should remove all decorations following the wedding unless previously arranged by the bride and groom for flowers to be left on the altar for the Sunday Service.
During the Christmas and Easter seasons, weddings (including rehearsals and receptions) will have to be scheduled around special church functions taking place during those times. Also, the decorations in the sanctuary during those seasons may not be moved.
NO RICE may be thrown, but birdseed and bubbles may be used.
The wedding party is responsible in removing all decorations following the wedding. It is the wedding party’s responsibility to make sure nothing is left behind. The church will not be responsible for any articles left. The cleaning fee covers additional cleaning of the church because of the wedding. Any excess cleaning could incur an additional fee by the custodial services and will be charged to the wedding party.
Weddings being held on a Saturday must remove all decorations and personal belongings by 8:00pm of that same day. This ensures the custodial staff has time to clean for Sunday morning services.
Persons, groups, or organizations accept responsibility for ALL damages to building, grounds, and their contents. Missing or damaged articles will be charged accordingly. All contents must remain in the building.