And of course there are ceremonies for wee yins! Meeting grieving families and helping them to remember their loved ones in their own special way, sharing their fond memories and happy times, again was such a rewarding experience to nurture. If you want a chat with me to discuss having a humanist ceremony, please feel free to contact me at m: 07816 210792: Be Ageless & Go Well > Activism Open to Everyone. I have to admit to a wee soft spot for a beautiful elopement on a beach or in the countryside. Nowadays, (in many parts of the world) faith is not forced upon us - and where there is a choice, people appear not to choose religion as a basis for their lives. HAS Celebrants. We are liaising with the Registrar and they have staff in place ready to accommodate your changes wherever possible. Sections of this page. Meeting grieving families and helping them to remember their loved ones in their own special way, sharing their fond memories and happy times, again was such a rewarding experience to nurture. For further information about these charities please click on the links above. For me, engaging with 'Humanism in Scotland' is (like many), just an extension of my natural beliefs - and it confirms my responsibility to reach out and help my community wherever I can. conducting your ceremony) IHC and your Celebrant will be unable to fulfil their obligations to you. All life should be celebrated and what better way to welcome a child into this world than a baby-naming ceremony. When it comes to the passing of a loved one, I truly want to convey the essence of the deceased person in celebration of their life. All IHC Celebrants are fully insured. This is necessary to provide our service and no details are shared with third parties. Facebook - Peter Macdonald Humanist Celebrant. Humanist Society Scotland is a Scottish charity, no SCO26570, and a Scottish company limited by guarantee, no SC413697. When this happens, hopefully we live as an open book - and we are its author. Please be reassured that IHC Celebrants are still available and happy to conduct your legal wedding ceremony. 'Kirsty's Gift' is dedicated to the memory of Celebrant Kirsty Harvey who dedicated herself to fundraising for, and raising awareness of organ donation and Cystic Fibrosis among other worthy causes. Design by NCM Design created with Wix.com. He also first registered as a humanist celebrant in 2001. I am married with a ten year old daughter whose adult mind-set is challenging , and we enjoy hill-walking, caravanning, cycling, swimming and generally keeping fit. Our awareness, behaviour and morality develops year after year as the world influences us. I also care passionately about the scourge of funeral poverty and I actively promote funeral affordability. © 2015 IHC. Friendship, community and sharing are at the heart of the Humanist Fellowship of Scotland. Rachel Donald. We conduct ceremonies anytime, anywhere. You get what you give. Active listening is hearing and engaging with our counter rationale brought to bear as appropriate on the issues which emerge. In 2019 we donated £1500 to SAMH, Scotland's mental health charity. All professionally trained, experienced and eager to make your ceremony the best it can be. ALL CELEBRANTS ARE STILL WORKING AND AVAILABLE ALTHOUGH INITIAL MEETINGS DURING CURRENT RESTRICTIONS WILL NEED TO BE CARRIED OUT VIA PHONE CALLS/EMAILS/SKYPE/WHATSAPP/FACETIME ETC. This means all my weddings are covered by the HSS Promise where if needed, one of my wonderful colleagues will step in. We have one life and it's up to us to live it well. You may however decide to scale things back and have a smaller more intimate wedding, at either the original venue, or at another location. 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