Celebrant On-Site Training | Michigan, Nov. 3-4

Celebrant On-Site Training | Michigan, Nov. 3-4

Join us for an on-site training for individuals interested in learning more about performing humanist ceremonies and being effective Humanist Celebrants. Saturday, November 3, 10am-4pm | Performing Life Ceremonies Sunday, November 4, 9am-12pm | How to Build Your Website The Birmingham Temple 28611 West 12 Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334 Register Here Learn how to prepare unique & inspiring humanist wedding ceremonies Care for individuals nearing the end of life & support their families Gain understanding of how humanists celebrate life events & milestones Understand how to give proper local meeting invocations Participants will receive supporting materials to begin (or add to) their personal library of resources i.e. sample ceremonies, suggested readings, creative ideas. Endorsed celebrants will be added to a local database. Note: The AHA Center for Education trains celebrants and The Humanist Society endorses celebrants, enabling them to perform ceremonies. This training will inform you how to get endorsed but will not endorse you. Full program: $100 (Saturday: $75, Sunday: $25) A full refund will be provided if cancellation notice is given 15 days in advance of the training. No refunds will be made thereafter. Trainers Kathy Diedrich holds credentials as a Humanist Celebrant and a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant. She earned certificates from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute in Foundations of Celebrancy, Weddings, Funerals, and Ceremonies for Children and Families. Since 2010, she has performed over 250 ceremonies, writing each one to meet the needs and wishes of her clients. Kathy has offered weddings, memorials, naming ceremonies, and coming of age ceremonies. While the demand for secular services came as somewhat of a surprise, Kathy is happy to provide custom, meaningful ceremonies throughout southeastern Minnesota,...
On-Site Training for Celebrants: New Jersey

On-Site Training for Celebrants: New Jersey

The Humanist Institute is offering on-site training for individuals who are already Celebrants or desiring to become Humanist Celebrants. Saturday, March 12, 2016 Rutgers University Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, 85 Somerset Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Register Online Today! Learn how to prepare unique and inspiring humanist wedding ceremonies Find out how to care for individuals nearing the end of life and support their families during this time Discover what makes a humanist memorial service so different Gain an understanding of how humanists celebrate life events and milestones Learn how to get in the queue for giving local meeting invocations, and some examples of appropriate versus inappropriate things to say when invited to do so Acquire knowledge on what the Humanist Society has to offer Schedule 10:00 to 10:30 am:  Welcome & Introductions 10:30 to 12:00 pm:  Weddings 12:00 to 1:00 pm:  Lunch (Provided) & Discussion “What are the types of Humanist Leadership?” 1:00 to 2:30 pm:  End of Life Preparation & Memorials 2:30 to 3:00 pm: Invocations 3:00 to 3:30 pm: Baby Welcomings 3:30 to 4:00 pm:  Coming of Age Celebrations*All participants will be provided with supporting materials to begin (or add to) their personal library of resources i.e. sample ceremonies, suggested readings, creative ideas. Endorsed celebrants will be added to a local database.  Join us for a dynamic day of learning Be a part of enriching your community Expand your network of fellow celebrants Gain new ideas for celebrating life’s events Lodging Option #1 A very nice hotel that is close to the Rutgers Campus: The Heldrich Hotel 10 Livingston...
Pinning Your Way to Celebrant Success

Pinning Your Way to Celebrant Success

This post, written by Rachael Berman, originally appeared on TheHumanist.com on February 20, 2015. Traditionally, thick magazines filled with beautiful ads for dresses, venues, and honeymoon destinations were the go-to advice manuals for the “perfect wedding.” These days, individuals are increasingly turning to online resources for event planning, especially weddings, because there are countless free online resources that are easy to access and extremely customizable. One popular resource for couples planning a wedding is Pinterest, a virtual scrapbook-like platform that describes itself as “a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your interests and projects.” Many wedding planners use Pinterest to their advantage by advertising examples of beautiful weddings and ceremonies they’ve planned to demonstrate the quality and style of their work to potential clients. In addition to their websites, humanist celebrants can and should use Pinterest as another advertising resource to promote their secular, personalized ceremonies. Celebrants can save and sort their favorite “pins” by categories, known as boards, to create a diverse and detailed Pinterest page. Examples of “boards” on a humanist celebrants’ page include: Local Wedding Locations, Secular Wedding Vows, Planning Tips, Cakes, Aisle Décor, and so on. Several humanist celebrants have already developed Pinterest pages chockfull of all things wedding related. Terry Plank, a humanist celebrant from the San Francisco Bay Area in California, includes examples of popular wedding locations on his Pinterest, sorting them into San Francisco Bay weddings, outdoor weddings, coast-side weddings, and more. Donna Forsythe, a humanist celebrant from Pennsylvania, uses her Pinterest to also suggest unique themes and special ceremonies like how to incorporate a handfasting...