Weddings, same-sex commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows and hand fasting are among the many different ceremonies I can perform for two people who want to pledge their love and lifetime commitment together. It can be as intimate and simple as the three of us on a hill or at a beach, or as extravagant as a royal wedding. Or, I can help a couple custom design their wedding ceremony, make recommendations, or keep it as traditional as how our grandparents did it. My basic wedding ceremony offerings, along with an intake form can be downloaded, filled out and brought to our consultation.
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Baptisms and Christenings
There are few more poignant times in one's life than making the decision to become baptized. Most people envision christening and baptisms as an ecclesiastical scene from a movie when a godparent is holding an infant, with the parents standing by as a priest or minister says a prayer and drizzles holy water on the baby's forehead. Or perhaps more often we think of the biblical stories of John the Baptist dipping people in the River Jordan.
Baptism to me is an event symbolically-based on cleansing, a washing away of the past, and a clearing of life's path for the new. Beyond infancy, adults and children alike can embrace this ritual for a number of reasons that are always up to the individual.
While baptism is typically administered by traditional clergy inside a place of worship, I feel a bit different about this spiritual ritual. My philosophy is: because we are all brothers, sisters and parents to each other in life-- essentially caregivers, we also have the right to help each other attain a purified state. I offer this service, however it needs to be customized.
We all experience change during our lifetimes. In fact, I believe life is about change, and coping with those times is one of the reasons we're on the planet. I offer the service of administering blessings of words and positive thought upon the manifestations of change, including house blessings, animals, new jobs and businesses, even vehicles or boats.
Invocations and holiday ceremonies
There are times when we all gather for one reason or another: at a meeting, during the holidays, to honor a season changing. This is another time we are in need of spiritual petition, prayer of entreaty, or calling on the collective conscience for empowerment of justification. For these times I offer the service of invocation and prayer.