Ceremonies

Weddings and Memorials » Ceremonies

 Weddings

We are especially pleased to offer our wedding services to the unchurched, mixed-faith and same-gender couples. We specialize in “non-traditional” ceremonies which are creative and may include special elements - family blessings, readings, unity candle or unity sand ceremonies, rose ceremony, music etc. to reflect your needs and wishes.

Let us help you to create a memorable ceremony for your special day - one that you will all treasure forever!

Wedding

 

Renewal of Marriage Vows

We will help you to create a meaningful and joyful ceremony that will honour and celebrate your love and commitment to each other.

 

LGBTQ Rites

Our celebrants were the first to offer and conduct legal marriage ceremonies in Sarnia-Lambton for gay and lesbian couples. Prior to Ontario’s “marriage equality” law we conducted same gender unions and participated in Gay Pride marches.

As a liberal faith community that holds diversity of sexual identity, as well as diversity of theology, as a fundamental principle, our congregation includes and welcomes bisexual, transsexual, transgendered persons, same gender couples and same gender parents to our membership.

In addition to marriage ceremonies we also offer “coming out ceremonies” and other ceremonies and rituals as required.

 

Child Dedication (Baby Blessing) Ceremony

Child Dedication

Let us create with you a joyful and meaningful ceremony for parents, siblings and other family and friends to bestow a name upon your baby and to celebrate his/her arrival into your family. This wonderful “non-traditional” ceremony allows family members and friends to dedicate themselves to the task of raising a child with love and fairness, and to nurturing a sense of responsibility to him/her.

 

Funerals and Memorial Services

We believe that a funeral or memorial service is an essential step in the grief and healing process for family and friends following the death of a loved one. Our celebrants have been professionally trained to determine the needs of the family and to plan a service to celebrate the life of the deceased.

The celebrant meets with the family to plan a service which is both meaningful and respectful and which honours the needs and wishes of the family.

“Thank you so much for helping us say “goodbye” to our mother as a family. We appreciated the time you took to spend with us to plan the memorial service and your kindness and compassion. Your eulogy was thoughtful and meaningful to us and the service will long be remembered; it was remarkable! We can’t thank you enough!” Dan and Pat L.