Post # 1
When we were in a bigger city we used to go to the Universalist Unitarian Church,(because they accepted us) mainly because their really isn’t a church/temple/gathering of people for hermeticism anywhere near we I am or anywhere I have been( I’m not really that into titles but this is the closest things I can think of). It just really blows because I really wanted to be married by a priestess in a temple and I really miss that sense of community that being surrounded by a group of like-minded people brings. I know SO feels it too, We just got done writing our ceremony and now we are at a loss as two who we can get to bless/oversee the ceremony. Sometime I wish I belonged to a mainstream religion because at least then I would have some kind of real live community to go and worship and celebrate. It kind of sucks that monotheism is just not for us. Sorry for b*tching, it’s just SO ex catholic and no one knows he is full on pagan so the safest place to be loudly annoyed about this is here anonymously.
Post # 3
It’s said one of the major reasons people flock to the Christian churches is for the strong sense of community. They offer a second home and community for people.
I used to live in an area where there was a fairly large pagan and alternative spiritual community. Since I left, it’s not quite the same. There simply isn’t anyone to share the holidays with – you celebrate alone, but there’s no sense of community, like midness or discussion.
Both my SO and I are pagan but rarely discuss things.
Post # 4
There are many non-secular Officiants that can do custom wedding rituals for you according to your beliefs. Many do the research and plan the ceremony wording, vows, rites and will make you feel that you are right at home as you remember. A custom wedding can cost anywhere from $600-$1500 and worth the money if you want to show your own faith. I don’t know what town you live in, but you can do a search here on Wedding Bee, Wedding Wire and look at the ads at the back of the bridal magazines in your area.