One of the great joys of being a celebrant is collaborating with very diverse families to honour their child (or children in some cases) with a special ceremony. Whether a child comes to a family by birth or by adoption, it is a heart-opening experience to intentionally gather celebrate this girl or boy, and build community. I offer parents options on what they would like to call their child’s ceremony. Some call it a Baby Blessing. Others call it a Naming Ceremony. I also like Child Honouring! As increasing numbers of parents discover this extremely meaningful alternative to baptism or christening… my children’s ceremonies are a vibrant part of my ceremonial work. And what joyful ‘work’ it is!
I am Reverend Shawna Of
Divine Oneness & Guidance in North Bay.
Ministering in ceremony during times of joy and in times of great loss and sadness. While it is such a delight to companion couples on the journey to their wedding day, it is a different kind of privilege to guide families grieving the loss of someone they love
Since pets are regarded as family members, it is normal to grieve for them as such. Our pets accept and love us unconditionally and never pass judgment. We need to let our feelings of grief play out and creating a memorial service or funeral helps us to properly deal with our loss while giving us the opportunity to celebrate their life.