About Heart Ceremonies: Rev. Stephanie Anne Thompson
CREATING AND PERFORMING PERSONALIZED WEDDING CEREMONIES
Services available Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery & Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania. Services also available in Hunterdon, Mercer, Sussex & Warren Counties of New Jersey.
It is a great privilege to create and perform ceremonies that celebrate the fullness of love and life. I invite you to explore and learn more about my services creating and performing personalized wedding ceremonies and more!. I have eighteen years of experience in the design, coordination and presentation of rituals, ceremonies and public moments for reflection
In all that I do, I focus on YOU! Together, with couples, families and individuals, I work to ‘co-create’ ceremonies that reflect the love, hopes and intentions of those being celebrated and recognized. I utilize language, imagery and rituals that are meaningful for the family or couple I am working with. I understand that a wedding ceremony is about the couple being married, not the person performing the ceremony. I perform weddings for same sex couples without any hesitation or question. Every baby welcomed into a family deserves to be honored in a manner that is meaningful and suitable for their family. Whether I am leading a spiritual, interfaith, or a non-religious ceremony, I offer the same respect, joy and confidence.
I can legally perform weddings in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the State of New Jersey! I was not ordained just to perform weddings. I did not receive my ordination online.
I have worked as a chaplain in a variety of healthcare institutions, including hospital, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, continuing care retirement communities, hospice and mental health settings. In my professional work as a chaplain I was responsible for assisting others with their spiritual needs. I encouraged those I cared for to use what they believed in, not what I believed in. I supported patients and families who had no spiritual or faith beliefs or practices as well. Meaning and emotion, value and hope can be found and recognized by all of us. I use this same approach when working with couples, families and individuals to plan and create meaningful rituals and ceremonies. -Stephanie
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