Throughout our lives we cross thresholds. The threshold from womb to air, from youth to adulthood, from birth names to chosen names, into partnerships and out of them, from living to dying. All human cultures have sought to find meaning at these thresholds and mark them with rituals. I offer the following ritual services. All are available as either spiritual or religious (Christian, Unitarian, Interfaith) except where noted.
Birth Blessing* Dead Name/New Name Partnerships/Weddings** Vow Renewal Separation/Divorce Leaving Home/New Home Preparing for and Concluding Medical Treatment (chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, organ transplant, others as desired) Croning Preparing to Die Funeral/Memorial Service Grief Anniversaries
*Birth blessings are separate from the rite of Christian baptism, which I leave to Christian churches except when death is imminent and the sacrament desired (for any age).
**As I maintain ministerial standing in a mainline Christian Protestant denomination, I am able to legalize marriages, though I prefer only to do so for couples who are LGBTQIA+. If that describes you and/or yours, let's talk. I am glad, too, to solemnize poly relationships, even if that does not confer legal standing.
Contact me for an initial 30-minute consultation free of charge: (217-991-0208) or e-mail.