Ethics and Spiritual Content

Ethics

As a celebrant, I work under unusual circumstances: my clients are almost always under stress, whether the occasion is joyful or marked by grief. Time frames may be short, deadlines tight, and situations are intimate and emotional. In addition, there is a deep social, cultural, and moral significance to ceremony. Therefore, ethical practices are an important consideration.

meditative womanI pledge to:

1.  Serve all families with respect, sensitivity, and professionalism.

2.  Appreciate the individuality of each client or family and respect their values and philosophical / spiritual beliefs.

3.  Design services that reflect the family’s wishes and the personalities of the participants.

4.  Provide accurate information concerning services offered, pricing, and responsibilities accepted.

5.  Honor the privacy and confidentiality of my clients / families.

 

Spiritual Content

Services are designed to meet your needs and reflect your beliefs. While I specialize in unaffiliated and non-religious ceremonies, I am happy to perform interfaith services as well and will thoughtfully blend secular content with spiritual or scriptural readings of any faith. My resources include poetry and prose appropriate for many circumstances and ideologies. While Humanist (secular) content is well represented, I also have a broad collection of readings appealing to those who think of themselves as “spiritual but not religious”, as well as commonly requested scriptural passages.

Religious or non-religious, spiritual or nondenominational, the structure and expression of your ceremony is entirely up to you. You have final approval of all written aspects of the service.