A Place to Go: Why Ceremonies Matter

Published by Ohio Funeral Directors Association


As funeral professionals, are we under-utilizing, under-prioritizing, and under-estimating the power of ceremony? In this presentation, Life-Cycle Celebrant Linda Stuart outlines how and why we should help families create heartfelt, rich, and unique ceremonies.

Ordinary Vs. Extraordinary:
The Changing Face of Funerals
Why Do Ceremonies Matter?
What is Ceremony & Ritual?
The Power of Ritual

Officiants: Different Types and Getting to Know Them
5 Ways to Transform Ordinary Funerals to Extraordinary Funerals
Helping the "We Don't Want Anything" Families

This program was originally presented during the OFDA Annual Convention on May 23, 2019. If you attended the program and received CE credit at convention you are NOT permitted to receive additional credit for the webinar during the 2019-2020 compliance period.

Linda Stuart
Linda Stuart is a Life-Cycle Celebrant specializing in funerals and weddings who creates and performs one-of-a-kind ceremonies for life’s milestone occasions. She has always been a Celebrant at heart, organizing celebrations, designing ceremonies, and reinventing rituals for as long as she can remember. Since childhood, she has also been immersed in the funeral industry through her father’s company where she served as an executive up until 2016. Her longtime connection with the bereaved, coupled...More

Originally Published

May 22, 2019

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  • A Place to Go: Why Ceremonies Matter - Video
  • A Place to Go: Why Ceremonies Matter - Handout

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