Church attendance and interest in religion is waning in most places around the country. It's not just Millennials, but people of all generations who often walk into churches looking to find faith but come up empty. We think that's because people are looking to find a lived faith. No longer is passively subscribing to a system of belief a compelling enough reason to belong to a church. People are looking for the kind of faith that Jesus himself was looking for – active and alive in all that we say and do, and made available to and through each and every one of us. That's why our identity statement at All Saints' is "To be the Church of Jesus." We believe that hope for the Christian faith, hope for the church, hope for the world is happening right here at All Saints'. We are not merely passive observers of faith. We are dynamic, progressive purveyors of Good News. All Saints' is a place that's alive and beating with relevance for the hope of our world. Through our active ministry with homeless and food-insecure people at the weekly Monday Meal, to serving a monthly brunch to homeless and runaway LGBT youth to reuniting children with their parents in prison through Get On The Bus, we actively live our faith on a daily basis ... it's how we work to be the Church of Jesus.
West Hollywood, CA
Beth Chayim Chadashim is a progressive and diverse community of people who come together to celebrate Jewish faith and culture. Started in 1972, we are the world's first synagogue founded by, and with an outreach to, lesbians and gay men. Today our community is an established and essential part of the religious life of Los Angeles.
Our name means "House of New Life," and our services, social gatherings and broader activism work in concert to make our community unique and live up to its name. LA is a vibrant but often disjointed big city; BCC is an intimate, welcoming synagogue that brings warmth and perspective to its members and friends.
Los Angeles, CA
I am deeply committed to providing you and your partner with the most beautiful ceremony possible. I will personalize your ceremony with an eloquent expression of what gives your union cause to celebrate. Your experience during and after our consultation will be pleasant, stress free and easy. Your time, budget and comfort level is always respected. I assure you that your ceremony will be delivered with great enthusiasm, professionalism, experience and heartfelt!
I have been married for over 23 years and we have a beautiful 17 year old daughter. As part of our family, we have a beautiful Maltese. She is 7 year old and her name is Princess Vargas. My life is very simple yet full of love and great dedication. I enjoy officiating weddings and have done so for over 15 years. I take great pride in being part of your special day.
My love to perform wedding ceremonies has given me the pleasure to wed so many couples throughout the years! I enjoy to listen to a couple's story; their journey and what makes their love so special. I find great joy in handcrafting something beautiful and execute all these emotions during your ceremony. I spend a great deal of time and energy developing your perfect ceremony! So let’s begin this adventure together. I promise, it will be hassle-free, wonderfully fun, and an experience that you will never forget and will always treasure!
Glendale City is a Christian church affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. Our congregation was one of the first Adventist churches established in this part of Southern California. We continue to partner with this denomination locally and globally in its mission. We recognize the many ways our denomination brings good into the world. We also recognize that as a human organization, our denomination, and Glendale City Church itself, makes many mistakes and is often slow to respond to God's leading. Therefore, we maintain a congregational posture of humility.
Long Beach, CA
Not So Churchy
The Not So Churchy worshipping community is intimate, portable, and spiritually curious and committed. We worship monthly and gather for education, spirituality groups, service and community events.
We thrive when we are connected, but not too connected, to the traditional church. We are artists, community activists, and musicians. We are adults and kids.
We are lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight allies. We bring all of ourselves, the stuff we like and the stuff we aren’t so sure of.
There is always laughter
You might feel calmer leaving than you did coming in
Each gathering is a little bit different, created with care and for the moment
There is space for change, room to grow, and an experience that's Not So Churchy.
The Premier Officiant for Your Perfect New York City Wedding
Peter Boruchowitz registered wedding officiant, ordained clergyman, secular celebrant
Your perfect wedding starts with your perfect ceremony. It's traditional or modern, spiritual or secular, short & sweet, or a reflection of your cultures. Or mix and match! You can have exactly what you want, and it will always be memorable, meaningful and respectful of your values.
As your officiant, I will create a Wedding Ceremony that reflects your relationship, as you define it. I am passionate that each Wedding Ceremony is as distinctive as each couple. Therefore, should you choose, I welcome your participation in preparing your ceremony. Whether you write your own vows or select from my diverse library of spiritual and civil ceremonies, I will compose all those feelings that are often difficult to express in words into a pronouncement of love that will be spoken on your wedding day.
Read my reviews to see what other couples say about my officiant services. Call or email me to find out if I'm available on your wedding day. Then, tell me your love story, and I will create and perform a marriage ceremony that will be the heart of your wedding day.
Whether you choose an intimate ceremony in a New York City park, a candle-lit house of worship filled with family and friends, a grand wedding at your reception venue with hundreds of guests, or a private ceremony at your home, let me share in your hopes and dreams and make your day the best it can be.
Ernest spiritual journey began in Brooklyn NY, where he lived for most of his life. He studied Reiki and was ordained as an Inter-Faith Minister through the Loving Touch School in Manhattan . He then founded The Metamorphosis Healing Center in Brooklyn NY. Continuing with his spiritual studies, he attended the School of Practical Philosophy, The New School [paranormal studies], The Kabbalah Center, The School of Hypnotherapy, The Palden Sakya Center for Buddhist Studies, and The Landmark Education. He has also studied Intuitive Interpretation [tarot] and Inner Healing through Spiritual Awareness. As an energy facilitator, he offers Reiki sessions, incorporating the use of Tibetan Copper Bowls and chakra stones. Also, he is a Spiritual Mentor and Educator. He has taught Reiki in continuing ed schools and private classes in his home. As a Spiritual Mentor, Rev. Torres has the ability to "Think Out of box and "has provided insight to his clients most challenging issues. In addition he has officiated Wedding Ceremonies in NY, NJ, and Pa. At present, Ernest facilitates the Metamorphosis Discussion Group in New Hope Pa. and offers healing and mentoring sessions using a variety of modalities in the New Hope/Doylestown area. Ernest encourages his clients to have gratitude for their ability to create whatever they want in their lives through self empowerment.
My name is Reverend Dr. C. William Mercer, many call me "Reverend Will," and I hope you will consider doing the same! Welcome to my website and thank you for visiting. I am an ordained Christian Minister and perform wedding ceremonies and life ceremonies in New York City, Central Park, on Long Island, and throughout the state of New York and tri-state area (New Jersey, Connecticut). Are you getting married in New York City and looking for a wedding officiant? Are you thinking about a Central Park wedding? Or maybe you are getting married on Long Island at one of its famous venues, Westbury Manor, or Oheka Castle. As your Wedding Officiant, or Wedding Minister, whichever you prefer, I can help you and guide you through one of the most important events of your life - your wedding ceremony. I work with couples from all types of different backgrounds, religions, cultures, and spiritual beliefs. I know and respect how very meaningful your wedding ceremony is to you, as it should be, because your wedding ceremony or commitment ceremony sets the course for so much else that follows in life - it's an incredible and unique life event.
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church has existed on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village since 1855. Although Germans settled mainly in the area east of the Bowery, there was a community in Greenwich Village which existed until the end of World War I. The Federal-style building with a domed cupola, built in 1821–22 for the Eighth Presbyterian Church, is one of the oldest religious buildings in Greenwich Village. In 1842, the property was sold to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, who worshiped here until 1855 when it was turned over to the German Lutherans. Victorian features were added in 1886 by Berg & Clark, and the pediment was inscribed, "Deutsche Evangelish-Lutherische St. Johannes Kirche." St. John's is within the Greenwich Village Historic District of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
New York, NY