As an ordained minister, I am able to perform various ceremonies and rites of passage including:
Weddings and Handfastings
Weddings are such a joyful and sacred time in a couple’s life. Whether the marriage is joining a man and a woman, or a same-sex couple, it is a true honor to help facilitate this special day. I can perform the ceremony that you have chosen or have written, or I can help you develop the perfect unique ritual for your special day. I can create anything from a Pagan handfasting to a secular union to a melding of traditions that makes everyone comfortable. In addition to traditional (or not so traditional) ceremonies, I also offer polyamorous unions, collarings and other non-traditional rituals of communion.
Fees for this service range from $100 to $300 depending on the amount of creative input needed.Travel fees are additional if applicable.
Blessingways are blessings for mothers (usually before the birth of a new baby). It is somewhat similar to a baby shower, but with more emphasis on the mother and what it means to be a mother. Although this tradition started as a Navajo ceremony and was celebrated for first-time mothers, it is becoming more mainstream and has been adapted according to the needs of mothers of all kinds.
I also welcome celebrations for fathers and/or siblings created in a similar fashion.
Naming Ceremonies, Dedications, and Wiccanings
The birth of a child is a sacred time. Whether it is calling a blessing immediately after birth, providing a secular ceremony for the presentation of an infant to his or her community, or creating a special ritual for the introduction of this precious child to the Gods and Goddesses, I can help make this special time even more precious.
Fees for this service range from $30 to $75.
Coming of Age
In this day and age many of our young men and women do not have the recognition of their communities for their achievements in growing to adulthood as they did in times and cultures past. I can work with them and their families to create a meaningful ceremony to acknowledge this time of growth and change.
Fees for this services range from $30 to $75.
Moving into a new home is an exciting and stressful time. Cleansing the home and celebrating the new beginning it represents is a wonderful way to make this transition smoother. You can do this with just your immediate family or with friends and family to add to the blessings. And it is never too late to bless a house or renew the feeling of home.
Fees for this service range from $25 to $50.
Funerals and Memorials
The end of life is just as sacred as the beginning. It is my honor to assist in celebrating the life of your loved one. Again, whether their wish is a traditional funeral, a secular memorial, or acknowledging their transition in Circle, I can help make this time more meaningful and peaceful.
Fees for this service range from $75 to $200.
Parting of Ways
When a significant relationship ends, whether there was a legal marriage or not, providing closure through ritual can aid in the healing process. Ideally both (or all) parties would be involved in this ritual. If that is not possible, it is perfectly appropriate for an individual to mark the passing of the relationship.
I am happy to provide a free consultation for any of these ceremonies or any others you are in need of. Please e-mail me at CircleofLightMinistries@verizon.net or call 941-753-5138 to learn more.