Weddings

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Weddings

Your big day is Your. Big. Day. And you deserve the wedding of your dreams. The Upper Room Communion has the experience and options to calm your inner bridezilla. Whether you’re a traditional romantic or a bit of a free spirit, an Elvis fanatic or into something intergalactic, your long wish-list of wedding requirements will be our greatest pleasure.

The Upper Room Communion will have a Minister at your venue, on time and solemnising your wedding the way YOU want. From the simple Civil Union to an emotive marriage, filled with butterflies and doves or whatever your heart desires.  You pick the setting and one of us will be there to ensure that you and your loved one are correctly and beautifully married.  We value highly your freedom to choose and will do all that we can to honour your views, whether they are Spiritual/Non-Spiritual, Religious/Non-Religious, Non-Denominational/Inter-Faith.

As you have no doubt discovered, a lot of planning and thought goes into a wedding and we would like your wedding to be as smooth as possible. To ensure this, you will need the following items ready on the day, or preferably at a quick meeting some time before the wedding.  These are:

  • 2 x Copies of ID’s for you and your fiancé, and address details.
  • 2 x Copies of ID’s of your two witnesses, and their address details.
  • 2 x ID or Passport photos of you and your fiancé
  • Copies of any decrees of divorce or death certificates if either of you has been married before.
  • A letter from your attorney regarding your ANC if you are getting married out of community of property.
  • If either of you are not South African / a foreign national, a CERTIFICATE OF NO IMPEDIMENT must be requested from your country of residence (Consulate), prior to applying to marry in SA.

On the day, I will arrive at least thirty minutes prior to the ceremony and calm nerves where needed.  I then conduct the ceremony in whatever shape of form you choose, where after the register is signed and I then take it to Home Affairs myself as soon as possible.

The fee includes:

  • A meeting for planning, exchange of documents and generally getting to know each other so that the event is warm, engaging and everything you had hoped for.
  • Travel to the venue (If it is not too far, outside of Durban will attract additional cost)
  • Early arrival on the day to ensure that everything is in place and flows well.
  • The full ceremony with officiant’s fee.
  • Legal Registration – All of the administration required including submission to Home Affairs.
  • Issuing of Marriage Certificate on the day of your marriage

The fees are based on distance travelled, the day of the week and style of wedding and range from R800 – R1500, payable in cash on the day of the celebration.

While every effort is made to accommodate as many people as possible, it may not always be possible to guarantee the availability of any date or timeslot,  if it has not been booked and confirmed well in advance.

 

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Where we are

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The Upper Room Communion holds a communion service, followed by a shared cup of coffee every Sunday morning at 9am at:

1st Floor, 271 Umbilo Road, Glenwood

Alfred our faithful car guard is in attendance at every meeting

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About The Upper Room Communion

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About Us

… a change of heart and life for the forgiveness of sins must be preached in his name to all nations … Luke 24:47

 

This website is our platform to share details regarding our beliefs and vision for the future. Please feel encouraged to also make use of our Facebook- and Twitter pages to see the latest news and current activities at The Upper Room Communion

 THE UPPER ROOM COMMUNION

 

The Upper Room Communion was founded in October 2012 by Sean Cameron Gunn and Gert van der Linde, who both have been called to this work by God and have spent many years preparing for this task, the time for action in the city of Durban has come. Having been inspired by the Rev Joan Wakeford  (Joan Wakeford Ministries) to carry out the tasks set to them by the Lord.

Married to each other in 2006, Sean and Gert, live an incredibly normal life with their two dogs and two cats in the South of Durban. They were ordained as Ministers of the Word by Reverend Joan Wakeford with assistance from Reverend Linda Combrinck in October 2012.

Sean who completed a Diploma of Theology at Durban Christian Centre in 1992, has never lost his zeal for study and can constantly be found reading, analysing and writing about the Word.  His roots lay in Roman Catholicism, but he has eagerly embraced an evangelical and modern approach to theology.  His love for God has remained constant, his sense of humour legendary and his sermons full of the power of the Holy Spirit.

Gert van der Linde, remains a forever-student. He has a passion for learning, teaching and abhors injustice in any form. Gert is also a professional laughter coach

Why we exist

How many have left the Body of Christ because they have been told that they cannot be gay and a Christian?

How many have been told that in order to serve God fully they need to repent from the sin of homosexuality?

How many have been told that they must live a celibate life in order to be accepted by God?

How many have been told that God, Jesus and the Apostle Paul condemned gay people? 

Well, we are here to tell you that none of the above it true!

 As a progressive, non-denominational, sexual and gender diversity affirming church based in Durban we welcome everyone – Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Curious and Intersex people and even our “straight” brothers and sisters. ALL ARE WELCOME.

 The reason for this is because just like Jesus welcomed, accepted and loved everyone and never turned anyone away; we believe the Body of Christ should do the same, irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation or where they might be on their road or journey to discover God and His place in their lives.

 It is , therefore, ur hope (and prayer) that as you read through this information you will discover the wonderful freedom that comes from knowing the truth about homosexuality, the Bible and your journey with God.

 Maybe you will start taking those first tentative steps towards God and begin to see that God does not and has not ever condemned you or rejected you. Rather His Arms are wide open waiting for you to return to Him or waiting for you to discover Him.

What we aim to achieve

We are committed to fulfil the desire of God by being a true reflection of the Body of Christ, doing things that please Him by bringing hope, reconciliation and revival to the community by forming loving relationships through example.