Westwood’s Lay Chaplains serve Edmonton and the surrounding area by performing:
- weddings (officially licensed by the Government of Alberta)
- funerals and memorial services
- child dedications
- handfasting blessings
- other ceremonies recognizing significant life passages such as reaffirming vows, dissolution of a relationship, coming of age, loss of a pet, graduation, or retirement.
Our Lay Chaplains welcome the opportunity to adapt ceremonies to the needs and wishes of the celebrants, thus creating a personalized experience. Using the services of a Westwood Lay Chaplain allows couples or families the opportunity to mark a life passage in a spiritual way, even if they do not subscribe to any particular religion.
Our Lay Chaplains are flexible as to the location of the ceremony, be it at Westwood Unitarian Congregation, a chapel or a more informal venue.
Westwood members are encouraged to contact the Lay Chaplain committee if interested in learning more about serving Westwood and the wider Edmonton community as a Lay Chaplain.