Minister Officiated Weddings 
Premarital Education/Counseling

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I am a licensed/ordained Christian minister providing this type of ministry for more than 21 years. I ask a wedding officiant donation to cover expenses and if the distance is not local additional transportation fees may apply. 

 

To reserve me for your wedding date and time I require two things: (1) a "signed" Wedding/Ceremony Plan Agreement which describes the details under which the  wedding/vow renewal will occur; and (2), half  the officiant donation when the Agreement is signed, and the balance donation due two weeks before the wedding (time permitting) or before the start of the ceremony on your wedding day.
 
If you are interested in reserving me for your wedding please fill out the Wedding Plan Agreement form on the right side of this page or send us your message by clicking on this email: mowreyta@hotmail.com

 

May God continue to bless you as you prepare for this most exciting time in your lives!

 

Rev. Tom Mowrey

Types of Ceremonies


Christian, non-denominational ceremonies:

 

 

Catholic Style Ceremonies:



Christian, non-denominational, (SAME GENDER) ceremonies:


(Please note: The above ceremonies are examples of same-gender ceremonies and can be adapted for either two Male or two Female marriage participants).

 

We also offer a beautifully worded non-religious ceremony--

 

 (Please note: The above  Contemporary Civil ceremony can be adapted as a same-gender ceremony for either two Male or two Female marriage participants).


For those wishing to renew their wedding vows, we also offer a "Vow Renewal" ceremony.

In this case, the couple simply chooses one of the above available ceremonies and it is understood that since no marriage is being performed, no license will be filed with the Clerk of the Court.

  • Vow Renewal   


All of the above ceremonies may be adapted for use as a Commitment Ceremony where two people just want to formally commit their lives and love to each other without entering into legal marriage.

 

*Please Note: All ceremonies are customizable according to the needs of the couple, except for a few selected ceremony texts required to be used by the minister's license.

 

Premarital Education/Counseling

Introduction

 A “successful” marriage and family experience, is one that is: mutually satisfying, psychologically healthy, and one that will stand the tests of time and adversity. In other words, a marriage and family experience that is resistant to the forces of dissolution. Research has shown that to avoid the otherwise natural tendency toward relational disengagement, intentional effort is required by married couples and their children: they must learn to practice more productive ways of relating to each other that will promote physical, Spiritual, and mental, health and well-being (Doherty, 2003; as cited in Giblin, 2004).

Our Goal

 Is to provide you with information to help you in make an informed choice about one of the most important decisions you may ever consider: Marriage.

Premarital Education

 Florida Premarital Course Information  

 

 Both parties must be Florida residents and have taken a 4 hour premarital class within the State of Florida to receive a reduction in the price of the marriage license and WAIVE the 3 day waiting period. To get this reduction you must:

 

·        Bring in an original Premarital Class Providers Certificate or letter when applying for your license.

Cost of the license is $61, (without premarital education class $93.50) payable in CASH ONLY. Premarital preparation courses may include the following [excerpted] lists of qualified instructors as provided by Florida Statutes 741.0305 (3)(a)(1-6):

 

·        An official representative of a religious institution which is recognized under F.S. 496.404(19) if the representative has relevant training.

Source: PASCOCLERK.COM--Retrieved 2-23-2007  from http://www.pascoclerk.com/public-sup-svcs-premarital-classes.asp

 LICENSES ARE VALID FOR 60 DAYS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA ONLY!


Premarital Counseling


 When necessary or requested, premarital counseling helps couples to work on compatibility issues identified by: (a) the couple themselves;  or (b) by use of an educational relationship profile such as the PAIR test. Another goal of Premarital Counseling is to bring about an increased awareness of more effective methods for dealing with relational conflict.


Qualifications

 

All of our above educational services are available in person  by appointment only or online 24/7, and are recognized by the State of Florida as being provided by a:

  • Licensed/Ordained Minister (02/1990, Community of Christ)
  • Who is a Registered State of Florida Premarital Course Provider (05/2006)
  • With a Bachelors degree in Psychology (12/1996, University of Tampa)
  • A Masters degree in Counseling & Human Relations (08/2006, Liberty University) 
  • Completion of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) Recognition in doctoral level studies in Human Services from the School of Public Service Leadership (12/2010 Capella University).
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Reference

 

Giblin, P. (2004). Marital health and spirituality [Electronic version]. Journal of Pastoral Counseling 39, 43-68.

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WEDDING/CEREMONY PLAN  AGREEMENT
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This agreement, made between Thomas A. Mowrey (known in this contract as “the Minister”) and the 1st and 2nd Person's Full Names listed above  {known in this contract as “the Couple”} is for the sole purpose of retaining the Minister to perform a wedding/vow renewal ceremony and/or premarital counseling or other service on the Couple’s behalf. TERMS PLEASE NOTE please request a quote before filling out this agreement. DEPOSIT DONATION (HALF THE TOTAL DONATION LISTED ABOVE) IS DUE AT THE TIME THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBMITTED. BALANCE IS DUE TWO (2) WEEKS BEFORE CEREMONY, UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE. IF PAYMENT IS BY MONEY ORDER, MAKE PAYABLE TO: THOMAS A. MOWREY. ALL DONATIONS ARE NONREFUNDABLE, UNLESS MINISTER IS UNABLE TO PERFORM THE CONTRACTED SERVICE/ACTIVITY. IF MINISTER IS UNABLE TO PERFORM COUPLE’S: WEDDING; VOW RENEWAL; REHEARSAL; PREMARITAL COUNSELING OR OTHER CONTRACTED SERVICE/ACTIVITY, FOR WHATEVER REASON, COUPLE WILL BE REFUNDED THAT PORTION OF THE TOTAL DONATION PAID. COUPLE AGREES THAT REFUND OF THAT PORTION OF THE TOTAL DONATION THAT HAS BEEN PAID WILL BE THE FULL EXTENT OF DAMAGES COUPLE ARE ENTITLED TO, AND NO FURTHER DAMAGES MAY BE SOUGHT AGAINST THE MINISTER, HIS CHURCH, OR THE CENTER FOR FAMILY ENRICHMENT, INC. IF COUPLE CHOOSES NOT TO USE THE SERVICES OF THE MINISTER AFTER RETAINMENT BY DEPOSIT DONATION, FOR WHATEVER REASON, COUPLE WILL FORFEIT THAT PORTION OF THE TOTAL DONATION THAT HAS BEEN PAID. BOTH COUPLE AND MINISTER AGREE TO ALLOW PICTURES TO BE TAKEN OF EACH OTHER FOR PERSONAL OR PORTFOLIO USE WITHOUT COMPENSATION.

MINISTER AND COUPLE AGREE THAT THEIR TYPED NAMES IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE EQUIVALENT TO SIGNING THEIR RESPECTIVE NAMES BY HAND. THIS AGREEMENT IS NOT BINDING UNTIL AGREED DONATION IS RECEIVED.CEREMONY LENGTH:    Ceremony length varies, but shall not exceed 1 (one) hour in length. REHEARSAL LENGTH:   Rehearsal length varies, but shall not exceed 1 (one) hour in length.

 

Copyright 2012 - 2019. - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED