This is the page for Wedding Stories. We'd like to hear from YOU
about your experiences. Since many of us became ministers to be able to legally perform weddings, I'm sure we've all had some interesting experiences
.Tell us your best wedding story. Maybe it was interesting because it was your first and you forgot to tell the guests to sit down. Or maybe it was unusual because there were animals as part of the bridal party. Have you done a wedding in the middle of nowhere? I had to hike a third of a mile through the woods to get to a clearing where the wedding took place. It was next to a river and after the ceremony, the bride and groom jumped in. I had another where the wedding coordinator thought it was appropriate to tell ME (the minister and expert in the field) how to perform the ring ceremony. Just tell us your story.
Any story you'd like to share. Submitting a story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will not only get your name in print, but we will also serve
to validate your press pass, if you own one. Your story doesn't have to be long and don't worry if you don't feel like you know how to write. Just tell us your story and let others learn from your valuable experiences.
Wedding Words - Here are a collection of ceremonies for those preparing to do a wedding. We also have two books available through the church store. One is the yellow book available above and the others are the two volumes of Weddings, Funerals and Rites of Passage.
Wedding Stories - This is a small collection of stories about people's weddings.
Some of the stories are funny, some are heart-warming and uplifting, and some can serve as examples of things to be wary of at your weddings.
Minister Training - From this section, you can learn a whole variety of things like how to conduct weddings, how to perform funerals, and will have questions answered about how to be the best minister you know how to be.
Inspirational Stories - Some stories that you hear about or read are enough to make you want to cry. They get you all choked up and make you want to share it on your FB wall. Those are stories that we have collected here and continue to share.
Fellowship Stories - Fellowship stories are stories from ministers about how their ceremonies, sermons, events, etc. have gone. Any stories from your ministry that would help educate, inform, or amuse our ministers is a good story to share.
Commentary Stories - These are other stories from people who have heard them, found on the internet, or perhaps experienced themselves. Great stories that share a little information.
Minister Stories - This unique section has stories of a variety of types from our ministers. Some are stories of weddings, some are of funerals and some are collected from the internet and will make you weep. Still, a good collection. Email me to add your own.
Poetry - So many of our ministers are creative, interesting, and deeply spiritual. Many write and share poetry with me, and I turn around and wish to share it with you. We have a whole blog devoted to poetry from our ministers. Please feel free to share them with others, use them in your ceremonies and enjoy them.
Abundance Blessing By Sent by Enrique HynesUniversal Life Church What we do in a single thought of sharing the good, shifts the energy for all. Peace.FINANCIAL BLESSING SHARED - FOR THE WHOLE WORLDFinancial Blessings Prayer SharedHeavenly Creator most Gracious and Loving, We open to You that You abundantly bless my family and me. I know that You recognize that a family is more than just a mother, father, sister, brother, husband and wife, but all who believe and trust in You. Creator, I send up a request forfinancial blessing for not only the person who sent this to me, but for myself and all to whom I send this message. The power of joined belief and energy by those who believe and trust in You is more powerful than any thing. I thank you in advance for your blessings. Great Universal Creator, deliver the person reading this right now from debt and debt burdens and bring them into generous flowing financial abundance.Release Your wisdom that I may be a good stewa
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Today I Pray By Pamela MercerUniversal Life Church Today I pray that good things,Godly things will rain into your life.May the healing beginthis moment, this second.As we walk in victory, we can winToday I pray that the tearful child you know ofwill have her tears washed awayby the sprinkling of heavens blessingsor her home, on her heart andon her head.That the pain she can not speak ofwill suddenly subsideas the angel of lifesurrounds her, bringing forth more blessingsof the Living God.Today I pray that your job difficultiesbecause something of the past.The enemy thatsmells of evil and painwill be bound and banished from this place.That we speak the wordand know the wordgives us power and strength.I pray that those who try to hurt usare hindered in their attempts,for we our not evicted from the arms of Godby prayer;we have paid our rentI pray that blessings come even to thosewho in anger try to evoke pain.That God may not only smile upon thembut shower them in the la
Friday, March 20, 2015
Othila Pagan ceremony for blessing an InfantWiccan Baby Naming In this ceremony the infant is introduced to the lord and lady, and the 4 elements. It is not the intention to bestow a religious path upon the infant, as this will be determined at a later date by the child and their parents.The altar and cauldron are decorated with flowers and greenery, and gifts for the child are placed on or near the altar. Rose-oil for blessing and light incense are also placed on the altar. Two candles to represent the god and goddess along with a candle for the child are placed on the altar as well.If the parents wish to give the infant a “hidden” name, this should be decided on before the ceremony, and the child should be introduced as such during the ceremony.The ritual:All persons enter sacred space and the circle is cast according to custom. Sangreal prayer is recited.Invocation followsParents and infant are seated in circle facing the altar, and godparents stand beside them. objects&n
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Blessings on a Vehicle By Rev. John P. Bondrew I am the Chaplain for my Fire Dept. and I thought it would be a good idea, to ask for God's blessings on any new Fire or Ambulance vehicles." God, please bless this vehicle, and those who work upon it, to do your work, and help those who are in desperate need. Please help this vehicle to function well, whenever it is needed, and return safely, to respond again at a moments notice. We ask this in your Holy name, Amen.Rev. John P. BondrewChaplain/Captain
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Commitment Ceremony By Hope JacksonOnline Ceremonies I developed what I called a "commitment " ceremony.I live in a home with people who have different faiths from my own. As we wanted to commit to each other- and not step on any religious toes- the ceremony that I developed was as follows:We had a simple red silk cord- and we tied the cord to the forearms of the people committing to each other- and asked them to declare their commitment to each other. The most frequent wording:I promise to you- my partner, my friend, my mate To care for youRespect youTrust youAnd love you and whatever other vows the couple- or more than couple- wished to make.It was good for an impromptu ceremony.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Handfasting Ritual with Six CordsKnow now before you go further, that since your lives have crossed in this life you have formed ties between each other. As you seek to enter this state of matrimony you should strive to make real, the ideals which give meaning to both this ceremony and the institution of marriage. With full awareness, know that within this circle you are not only declaring your intent to be handfasted before your friends and family, but you speak that intent also to your creative higher powers. The promises made today and the ties that are bound here greatly strengthen your union; they will cross the years and lives of each soul's growth.Do you still seek to enter this ceremony?Yes, We Seek to Enter. In times past it was believed that the human soul shared characteristics with all things divine. It is this belief which assigned virtues to the cardinal directions; East, South, West and North. It is in this tradition that a blessing is offered in support
Friday, November 28, 2014