Andrea Purtell, New Jersey Ceremony Officiant
Baby Blessings,Baptisms,Welcoming And Namings
For This Joyous Occasion Baby Blessings Ceremonies
I am Andrea Purtell, and I am a Ceremony Officiant~ Ordained Interfaith/Non-Denominational Minister in New Jersey.
I am honored to work with couples of all traditions, faiths and lifestyles.
What could be more joyous than a celebration for a new life!
A baby blessing, (baptism, welcoming, naming, or sometimes called a glistening) is a ceremony that celebrates and welcomes your child into the family and community that they will live and grow up in. These beautiful ceremonies are an alternative to a traditional baptism or christening. They have become very popular as they help fill the spiritual need for parents who are of different faiths, do not belong to a church, or do not practice a religion.
Below Is A Video Montage Of Ceremonies I Have Had The Honor Of Officiating
One of the most attractive benefits to holding your own baby blessing ceremony is that the ceremony can be tailored-made to reflect the parent’s wishes. You may choose traditional religious readings, or non-religious readings from poetry or literature.
Many parents like to incorporate the spiritual and cultural traditions of baptisms and baby naming rituals that have importance to each of them, giving them the opportunity to create their own spiritual identity, unrestricted by the rules of a religious institution.
Other parents prefer a nonreligious ceremony, focusing on welcoming their new baby, introducing him/her to his/her new community of family and friends. They may prefer a celebration that reflects their child's journey and their gratitude to be parents. Often the parents will make a promise, similar to the promises made in wedding vows. In these promises they pledged to love their new child unconditionally, and guide him/ her through life.
Many times the parents will include the participation of the Grandparents and siblings in the ceremony as well.
Having a baby blessing ceremony is a lovely occasion for family and friends to come together to recognize, honor and celebrate the precious gift that is your child.
Take a look at my ceremonies. You may choose a ceremony just as it is written or use my unique Build A Ceremony Menu to customize your ceremony to your liking.
All ceremonies be tailored to reflect your desires. They may reflect a new born baby, adoption, or older children. I would love to create a ceremony that reflects your special family.