Humanist Wedding Ceremonies

A wedding ceremony brings together many cultural influences, family dynamics, and emotional expectations, as well as logistical challenges. A Celebrant who intends to be helpful to a couple and their families and community as they prepare for this event, and to conduct a meaningful, personal, dignified and joyful ceremony, should be able to offer three things: a non-anxious presence, a set of useful resources, and a theoretical understanding of the process and their role.

This course introduces Humanist Celebrants to the process of working with couples to develop wedding ceremonies. Topics included in this course: historical understanding of the wedding ceremony, the role of the celebrant, what to cover with couples, and many sample ceremonies to build from.

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by Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons

Rev. Kendyl Gibbons is the 15th senior minister at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church.  She is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, a recognized leader in our continental Association, and past president of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association.  Kendyl is a 1976 graduate of the College of William and Mary, with BAs in Religion and Sociology.  She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a Doctorate of Ministry from the UU Seminary, Meadville/Lombard Theological School.