An audio version about Celebrant work and why it is important to you.
a Non-Denominational Ceremonial Ministry
|Ruthann Brown, CFSP, CC
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You are planning a very special event. You will have family and friends come out and be present for a service. But will anyone
understand what this day means to you?
Ironically, this thought process is true for those
who are planning a wedding ceremony, as well as those who are planning a funeral or memorial service. You know folks will
come... some out of friendship... some out of social obligation; but will they understand the importance of this day?
Will they leave, understanding the commitment, the love, the heart of the matter?
I remember my wedding day. I didn't want a fancy reception for folks that didn't
understand why I was getting married. I wanted my ceremony to have a heart and get everyone to hear the beat. I wanted them
to be as excited as I was about this monumental decision.
How about you?
|Photo Credit: Photography by Orlando
reflect the exhuberance
of this moment.
You can rest assured, I am the wedding officiant who will tell the story behind the ceremony, adding
the elements important to you and your family. In an age where many describe themselves as 'spiritual, but not religious',
I can tailor your wedding ceremony around your love story. Although I do not preach or deliver sermons, as seminarians do;
at your request I will add scripture readings and a prayer, seeking God's blessing over your marriage. This can be essential
to the parents and grandparents present, who believe marriage should be additionally sanctioned by an authority other than
the certifying State.
Funerals & Memorials
My father's funeral was a heartache to go through. I knew tons of people were coming, but they knew only a shred of what he was all
about. There was so much more to him than the businessman everyone saw walking down Main Street. A glimpse into his world
would reveal a compassionate man with a deep love for his wife and seven kids; who was active in church, scouts and loved
the Peter Pan Bakery.
honors the richness
of the life lead.
Through effective and thoughtfully conducted interviews, your service or ceremony
is specially designed to allow personality to come through. Spoken in love, with the voice of your heart, the words paint
a breathing picture and the room is drawn into the storyline. When appropriate, symbolism is added by incorporating readings,
candle lightings, blendings, releases or sentimental remembrance tokens. Your wedding, funeral, memorial (or any other life
event for that matter) can be uniquely you.
Do you want yesterday's
script or a Celebration of a Lifetime?
The difference in the end result is amazing.