A Humanist Memorial commemorates a person's life. It is a life affirming service without reference to the supernatural or hereafter. This service is for those who choose to honor the deceased with remembrance, love, and respect and do not wish someone from the clergy to officiate.
The memorial service is personal and communal. There are opportunities for reflection, shared memories, poetry, music, eulogies.
There is no "right time" to hold a memorial service. Memorials can be planned immediately following traditional days of mourning, before or after a burial, or at a future date as far ahead as one year to be determined by the family. Perhaps the family wants to remember an anniversary, or ensure that everyone can attend.
Allow me to be your compassionate guide during this difficult time and assume this responsibility with you. I will meet with members of the family to write the program and ensure the service honors the memory and, when known, wishes of the deceased. This may include the writing of a eulogy, obituary, selection of readings and music, video messages, or a photo montage.
Baby Namings & Adoptions
A Baby Welcoming, or Baby Naming ceremony, is a beautiful event to introduce your family and close friends to the joyous new addition to your family.
A variety of cultural traditions can be re-imagined to provide for a memorable occasion in which your baby is welcomed into a loving and supportive family and community.
Adoption ceremonies are unique and personal welcoming ceremonies combining storytelling with a family blending ceremony. Whether you are adopting to begin a new family, or bringing a fortunate child into an existing family, an adoption ceremony can be a wonderful experience to provide a warm welcome and introduction for all.
We all have them.
Ten years as your own boss.
Five years cancer free.
One year sober
Twenty-five years sober.
Three years divorced, single and happy.
So much more.....
Commemorate the days that make up the mosaic of your life.
A Celebrant can mark this day with wit, humor, levity, joy.