Regardless of the type of service you need, please call us at 775-358-0925 or click here to contact our church office for more information; we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Weddings

We rejoice in the opportunity to share the blessings of holy matrimony with you. Whether your sacred occasion will include 20 or 200 people, we provide Christian marriage ceremonies in the Methodist tradition for couples desiring such a ceremony. Church membership in any denomination is not required in order to be married at Sparks UMC, it is important that participants have a sincere desire to acknowledge the sacred covenant of Christian marriage.

Our sanctuary has traditional stained glass windows, a grand piano, an organ, wood pews, and most importantly, a warm, welcoming ambiance that accommodates up to 200 of your family and friends in a traditional setting. Evaporative coolers keep the building comfortable on all but the hottest of days. We're conveniently located on the corner of Pyramid Highway and Oddie Blvd. and have a social hall, a large parking lot, as well as a small park.

If you don’t have a home church, we invite you to join us any Sunday for our worship service which is designed to connect you with God. We believe a couple's relationship with God sets the foundation for a great marriage in the years ahead. As you start a new life together, we would like to get to know you and support you through all the changes that lie ahead.

Although you don’t have to be a member of the congregation to hold your wedding here, one of our pastors will officiate. A premarital counseling session with our pastor is required. We want to provide you with every possibility of success in Christian marriage.

Click here to download our wedding brochure that outlines our fee structure and our expectations for how your families can begin to plan a joyful event.

Funerals

When a family member or close friend dies, you are often faced with many decisions. Our staff and dedicated volunteers are available to help you and your family during this difficult time. We do not charge any fees for funerals or memorial services.

Our pastor will work with you and your family to determine how to honor the life of your loved one. Funerals can occur in the our sanctuary, our park, a funeral home, or another location of your choice.

A typical memorial service includes the following but can be fully customized to honor the deceased. We can provide a list of Scriptures and hymns if you would like.

  • Greeting and Words of Grace

  • Opening Prayer

  • Hymn

  • Prayer

  • Lord's Prayer

  • Psalm/Scripture Readings

  • Message by Pastor

  • Eulogies by Family and/or Friends

  • Hymn

  • Dismissal with Blessing

Please contact our office at 775-358-0925 so that we can begin planning for your needs as quickly as possible.

Facility Rental Information

Non-profit groups, IRS 501(c)(3), whose aims and practices are compatible with the policies and vision of the Sparks United Methodist Church are welcome to apply to use our facilities. Please contact the church office to apply.