Join us for the Inaugural Quarterly Teleconference for Humanist Celebrants

When: Wednesday, March 22 at 8pm EDT Teleconference Call-in Number: 712-770-4010 Access Code: 596-752 The Humanist Society is building a Celebrant Professional Community. The goal of this community is to support current humanist celebrants through mentoring, collaboration, professional, and business development. We are starting this effort with Quarterly Teleconferences. Therefore, be a part of the Inaugural teleconference on Wednesday, March 22 at 8pm...
On-Site Training for Celebrants: March 11, 2017

On-Site Training for Celebrants: March 11, 2017

The Humanist Institute is offering on-site training for individuals who are already celebrants or desiring to become Humanist Celebrants. Register Online Today! When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 Rutgers University Where: Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center 178 Ryders Lane New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Cost: $75 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 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. Lodging: Option #1 Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center Option #2 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tower Center New Brunswick Note: There are several other nearby hotel options, these are just two close options. Questions: If you have questions about any of the event details, please visit: http://humanistinstitute.org/about-us/contact-us/ Trainers: Trainers represent the broad spectrum of humanist identities such as Secular Humanist, Ethical...
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...
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