Remembering our loved ones with ritual and ceremony is a human rite of passage that predates modern society. Honoring our dead in this way connects us to our ancestors and reminds us we are not alone.
At this Open Memorial, we will join together in music, poetry, and ritual. Each attendee will have a chance to share (if they wish) about the loved one they are remembering. This is not a religious memorial. People of all spiritual and secular worldviews are welcome.
Some may choose to attend this memorial to honor the recent death of a loved one or to remember a loved one who has been gone for some time. Others may choose to come to connect with those who also experience grief. All are welcome.
This gathering will last between thirty minutes and an hour depending on the number of attendees who wish to share.
Any contributions are greatly appreciated and support the work of Rites of Passage, LLC with 10% donated to Reimagine.
Registration is $0-$25. (No refunds.)
Please contact Kristabeth Atwood at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
**Kristabeth Atwood, M.Div is a Pastor for People Who Don't Do Church and the founder of Rites of Passage, LLC. Through Rites of Passage, Kristabeth brings her pastor's heart to help people through the spiritual, emotional, and practical aspects of change by offering:
– care for those facing life's changes,
– education on the transformative power of change,
– support for exploring life's big questions, and
– personalized rituals to mark life’s transitions.
Kristabeth holds space for people to connect with themselves, those around them, and with the sacred, whatever that means to them. She feels privileged to help people honor and mark the meaningful moments that encompass all the seasons of life – from birth to death.**