Marking an important life transition with ritual, ceremony, and celebration is sorely lacking in our culture and can often leave some of the most important experiences or decisions in our life feeling incomplete or not fully acknowledged, especially for those of us who identify as “spiritual but not religious” or Humanist.
As an ordained Interfaith Minister, Rev. Jessica Steward loves to work with couples, individuals, and families to help shift that cultural paradigm by creating a unique and meaningful ceremony to honor all different rites of passages for themselves or for their loved ones. When we formally acknowledge, honor, and celebrate the crossing of a threshold in our lives, we give ourselves the gift of acknowledging, honoring, and celebrating our personal or communal transformation.
These transitions and transformations can include:
- Commitment Ceremonies
- Vow Renewals
- Blessingway Ceremony for New Parents
- Baby Naming/Blessing Ceremony
- Funeral or Memorial Service
- House Blessings
- Family Union/Adoption Celebration Ceremonies
Drawing from a diverse pool of resources and experiences, Jessica will work with you to design a beautiful, personally significant and highly memorable ceremony that is filled with warmth, love, reverence, and delight. In addition to more traditional rituals and ceremonies, Rev. Steward loves to incorporate the unusual and non-traditional into her ceremonies, be it a beer blending ritual during a wedding ceremony or conducting a memorial service for your former self. Having a wise, compassionate, thoughtful, and even fun partner to support you in your rite of passage or transition can make all the difference.