Marriages and holy unions are ceremonies where two people promise to live out their lives and grow together in peace. According to the laws of the State of Ohio, only marriages partake of the blessing of the State and Law, but this congregation celebrates with equal dignity the wedding or marriage of two people who share gender. The state has no agency over what we deem holy and good.
These ceremonies most often include vows, processionals, special music, and words of blessing and admonition. Many use the ceremony of the cup developed originally by the Universalist conclave for ritual enrichment, the Humiliati. Others use rituals from their ethnic heritage, such as a wreath of flowers or a lei.
To arrange a wedding or union with this congregation, you must inform both the office manager and one of the ministers of the congregation. Usually the couple meets with the minister before the ceremony.