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.
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.