Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Yuma, Arizona

The Chaplain is an ordained clergy person (minister, priest, rabbi or imam) who serves sailors, Marines and their families with worship services, pastoral counseling and privileged communication, to ensure spiritual needs are met.



Station Chapel
Building 1177
(928) 269-2371 or DSN 269-2371, Fax: 269-3644
Mail: Box 99130; Yuma AZ 85369-9130

MAG-13 Chaplains
Building 852
(928) 269-3454 or DSN 269-3454

MWSS-371 Chaplain
Building 3219 at Cannon Air Defense Complex
(928) 269-3407 or DSN 269-3407

For more information, check out the MCAS Yuma Chaplain Flyer!


Catholic Requirements
Catholic couples must notify their priest at least six months prior to their marriage date as required by the Catholic Church. Generally, those Catholics married in the Chapel will be active members of the Catholic Chapel. The Military Archdiocese requires those married in a military chapel to be active duty service members or dependents of active duty service members.

Catholic members are required to attend premarital counseling with a Catholic Chaplain as determined by their priest.

Catholic weddings officiated by non-Catholic chaplains or at non-Catholic churches without Permission for Mixed Religion or Dispensation for Disparity of Cult are considered invalid by the Catholic Church. They may not receive Holy Communion until their marriage is convalidated by a Catholic priest or Catholic Military Chaplain.

Submit a Chapel Request Form at least 60 days prior to the projected event date.

Requirements for Protestants and Others
Attend Pre-marital Counseling sessions with the Chaplain or Clergy member of your choice.

Attend P.R.E.P. (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) classes offered through the MCAS Yuma Chaplain's office. Classes are scheduled for individual couples. Contact the Protestant Chaplain to make arrangements.

If you plan to use a civilian clergy submit a copy of the Clergy member's ordination certificate from a DOD-recognized faith group.

Submit a Chapel Request Form at least 60 days prior to the projected event date.

Weddings in the Chapels

What are the standards of conduct and my responsibilities for a wedding in the MCAS Yuma Chapel?

No alcohol will be consumed on the Chapel premises. If the officiant suspects that either party is under the influence of alcohol he will refuse to proceed with the wedding.

Active duty military members are not required to wear a uniform. It is optional. If uniforms are worn, they must be worn in accordance with standard uniform regulations. There are no special uniform exemptions for weddings. The prescribed ceremonial uniform of the season as determined by MCAS Yuma is generally the authorized uniform. Prank remarks on Groom's shoes (i.e. "Help Me") are inappropriate and not authorized.

No rice, confetti, or releasing doves or balloons will be allowed either inside or outside the Chapel for your wedding. Bird seed and bubbles are acceptable alternatives.

Flowers for the ceremony are your responsibility. The Chapel does not have a proper facility for storing flowers and cannot ensure safe and adequate storage of flowers prior to the ceremony. Delivery the day of the wedding is recommended.

The music at your wedding is also your responsibility. Call 928-269-2371 for referrals to local keyboardists no less than 3 months prior to the wedding.

If you desire to use a unity candle in your wedding, you will need to provide the center candle and 2 side candles. A candelabrum for the unity candle set is available at no charge for use during the ceremony from the chapel.

Catering & Receptions
No alcohol will be consumed on the Chapel premises. If the officiant suspects that either party is under the influence of alcohol he will refuse to proceed with the wedding.

The MCAS Yuma chapel offers the following regularly scheduled services:

Catholic: 8:30 A.M.

Protestant: 10 A.M.

For Jewish Services, please contact:
Congregation Beth HaMidbar
PO Box 5634
781 S. 2nd Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85366
(928) 210-8368

Area code for all numbers is (928)-XXX-XXXX unless otherwise specified.


Organization  Contact
Apostolic Church of the Faith in Christ Jesus 247-7092
Apostolic Assembly 627-1670
Iglesia Apostolica 343-4064
Pentecostal Temple Church 782-2024
Assembly of God
Bethania Assmbly of God Church 783-2820
Cocopah Assembly of God (Somerton) 627-9735
First Assembly of God 782-9238
Foothills Assembly of God 342-9597
Monte Sinai Asamblea De Dios (Somerton)
Templo Bethel Assemblies of God 783-5561
Trinity Christian Center 783-5366
Yuma First Assembly 782-5366
Baha'i Faith 783-2554
Bible Baptist Church 726-0745
Calvary Baptist Church 344-8584
Centro Familiar Cristiano Buenas Nuevas 783-0238
Elholm Baptist Church 783-3800
Faith Baptist Church 343-1418
Faith Horizon Baptist Church 344-5082
Foothills Southern Baptist Church 342-3557
Gethsemani Baptist Church (San Luis) 627-5733
Heritage Baptist Church 344-3444
Iglesia Bautista Conservadora 782-2831
Immanuel Southern Baptist 726-5953
Maranatha Baptist 726-5953
Morningside Southern Baptist 344-2360
Oasis Church of Yuma 539-1992
Primera Iglesia Bpatita (Somerton) 627-3533
Second Missionary Baptist Church 782-1987
Stone Ridge Church 314-4410
Templo Bautista 343-0620
Truth Baptist Church 344-3911
Union Missionary Baptist Church 782-5384
Valley Baptist Church 782-5384
Yuma Missionary Baptist Church 726-6085
Grace Bible Fellowship 783-0133
Calvary Chapel of Yuma 343-4045
Immaculate Conception Parish 782-7516
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Somerton) 722-0004
Our Lady of Guadalupe 376-6711
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 782-1875
St. John Neumann Church 342-3544
St. Jude Thaddeus Church 627-8011
Desert Fire World Ministries 783-8060
Christian Science 782-1278
Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ
Central Church of Christ 344-3750
Church of Christ 783-5853
Foothills Church of Christ 342-1644
United Church of Christ Yuma 373-0627
Valley Church of Christ 539-7089
The Horizons Fellowship 726-5209
Church of God in Christ
Rose of Sharon Church of God in Christ 782-0404
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 782-6771
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (San Luis) 627-7260
St. Paul's Episcopal Church 782-5155
Iglesia De Jesucristo de Ebangelico Completo (Somerton) 627-3311
Journey of Faith 920-0390
Full Gospel
Mt. Zion Christian Life Center 726-7661
Potter's House Christian Church 783-1700
Jehovah's Witness
Kingdom Hall-Jehovah's Witness 329-4407
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness 329-8556
Congregation Beth HaMidbar 210-8368
Calvary Lutheran Church 783-3024
Christ Lutheran Church 726-0773
Faith Lutheran Church 783-7429
Gloria De Cristo Lutheran Church ELCA 342-6002
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 726-8716
Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church 314-3826
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church LCMS 345-9694
Victory Community Church 344-4713
Methodist United
First United Methodist Church 783-3674
Gila Mountain United Methodist Church 342-0345
Somerton United Methodist Church 627-4945
Trinity United Methodist Church 344-3013
Desert Grace Community Church of the Nazarene 305-1132
First Church of the Nazarene 783-6810
Iglesia Ade Nazareno 329-4219
Latin Church of the Nazarene 329-4219
Abundant Life Covenant Church 726-5437
Calvary Temple of Christ 344-2409
Centro Christiano El Shaddai 782-0837
Champion Christian Church 783-7574
Christ Christian Church 726-5616
Fuente De Agua Viva (Somerton) 627-7184
Generations Church 344-5500
Iglesia El Rio 782-0111
Mt. Zion Christian Life Center 726-7661
New Life Christian World Outreach 373-4487
Templo De Oracion (Somerton) 627-3574
The River 376-6771
United Church of Religious Science of Yuma 782-7885
World Harvest Christian Church 783-3862
Victorious Church International 446-4073
Church of God of Prophecy 329-4267
Pentecostal Church 783-9519
Pentecostal Temple Church 782-2024
United Pentecostal Church (Somerton) 329-0940
First Presbyterian Church 782-9817
Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church 726-6680
Yuma Korean American Presbyterian 726-4509
Religious Science
Science of Mind in Yuma 782-7885
Salvation Army
The Salvation Army 782-3703
Seventh Day Adventist Community Services 329-1076
Seventh Day Adventist Gila Mountain Church 305-9275
Seventh Day Adventist Spanish Church 783-2981
Yuma Central Seventh Day Adventist Church 783-6533


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