Resources in "Rituals & Blessings"
The charge offers encouragement, inspiration and focus to those entering new journeys of ministry.
Careful, deliberate and prayerful thought allows us to create celebrations worthy of the commitment and love couples share in the covenant of marriage.
Prayer written for pastors meeting with a couple planning to marry.
Words of welcome and statement of the occasion open the ceremonies of celebration we know as weddings. Here are eight examples are for your use and inspiration.
Through prayers we welcome the presence and power of God as two lives are united in oneness.
Words of blessing should surround couples as they embark on life's journey together.
Readings to enrich the ceremonies celebrating couples and their devotion.
From their hearts, couples speak vows that capture their love for one another and the power of this special moment. See 7 examples below for your use.
We pray God's blessing at the time of giving and receiving symbols of love and devotion.
Official pronouncement of the couple as spiritually and legally wed.
A blessing for couples that draws upon their love for each other to extend justice and wholeness to the world around them.
We ask for greater tenderness in remembering young people as they come to know themselves, even as we too came to understand our identity.
Embracing our true identity is cause for ceremony and celebration. Naming ritual is a wonderful way to honor truth.
Ceremony to honor and commemorate persons coming into the fullness of their identity with the support of their worshipping community.