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All Whom God Has Joined: Resources for Clergy and Same-Gendered Loving Couples, by Leanne Tigert and Maren Tirabassi

With a forward from the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, All Whom God Has Joined provides -- in one accessible volume -- a unique collection of liturgical and ceremonial resources as well as pastoral care tools and insights on same-sex covenanting ceremonies for clergy and couples addressing these issues. Those who want a clearer understanding of this subject will also benefit from this one-of-a-kind book.

Leanne McCall Tigert is an ordained United Church of Christ minister and author of The Pilgrim Press. She and Tirabassi co-edited Transgendering Faith: Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality and Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Our Elders.

Maren C. Tirabassi, an ordained United Church of Christ minister, is a bestselling author of The Pilgrim Press. She has co-written or co-edited eight books, including: Transgendering Faith: Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality; Caring for Ourselves while Caring for Our Elders; Before the Amen: Creative Resources for Worship; and Gifts of Many Cultures: Worship Resources for the Global Community.

[Click here for listing in the Pilgrim Press online catalogue]

Service of Holy Union: by Ted Braun
This service was adapted from the United Church of Christ Book of Worship Order for Marriage for the Holy Union of Rev. Braun's daughter and her partner in 1989. Names have been replaced by underscores to aid officients in inserting the names of the uniting partners. [Click here to view PDF]
Service of Marriage: by John Hall
This service was also adapted from the United Church of Christ Book of Worship Order for Marriage. It uses the word marriage throughout to refer to the relationship being honored and solemnized, and includes a statement referring to the legal term of civil union. [Click here to view PDF]
Service of Commitment: by Lois Happe
This is a more secular union service, suitable for those who seek a service with fewer religious references. [Click here to view PDF]
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