Weddings and Services of Union
Do you want a wedding
ceremony that -
spiritual, with or without traditional religious elements?
creative offerings of your family or friends? or
speaks to a
diverse religious or mixed religious set of family and friends?
helping couples create a ceremony that completely expresses who you are and what
you believe is true and beautiful in your lives.
decide on anything, I like to sit down with you and find out who you are! How did
you grow up? Who were important people to you as
children? What was your spiritual/ religious background? How did
you meet each other, and what do you find is important to you in your relationship?
If we decide
to go ahead and work together, then we can talk about what you've been
imagining you would like in a ceremony. It can be formal or informal,
include more or fewer of the usual elements of a wedding ceremony, be informed by
your religious roots, or spiritual in a personal way, with or without explicit
reference to God.
write a little homily for the service that blends your deepest values with my
own take on the circle of life, and the "why" of human existence.
Jeanne and Randy
We are all
"children of God" - that is, every one of us contains a spark of the
Divine, and we reach our greatest depths as human beings when we have an
opportunity to love others and be loved in return. Learning to transform
"being in love" in the fires of daily existence, with its
irritations, its hardships, its strains, helps us to better appreciate those
times of laughter, of understanding, of joy.
Katie and Gabe
Universalism strongly supports the right of gay and lesbian couples to
formally recognize their relationship as sacred, just as straight couples
do. The many rights that the state bestows on married couples, such as
hospital visitation, family insurance, and joint parenting rights, should
equally be available to same-sex couples. I believe the day is coming
when this unreasonable discrimination will end, and what will matter most is
creating loving families.
I am joining
other Unitarian Universalist ministers in asking an additional $25 to help end this
discrimination. Talk with me about how this works.
Peace be with
Jean Darling, ordained Unitarian Universalist minister