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How and how much to pay the minister?

Next month, my siblings and I will have an interment ceremony when our parents' ashes will be placed in a vault. The vault is on the grounds of the Methodist church they attended and the minister of the church will preside over the ceremony. As none of us are churchgoers, we're in the dark as to the etiquette involved: whether and how much to pay the minister for his services and the mechanics of such a transaction. Cash? Check? Payable to him or the church? Amount? Any guidance appreciated.
posted by pasici on Mar 27, 2016 - 9 answers

Preaching Mr. Rogers?

I have known that Mr. Rogers, Fred Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister for about 10 years. What I have never been able to find are any surviving tapes or transcripts of his sermons or religious lectures. I would like to find if there are any. Does anyone have an idea of where to start looking or if there is a story about why none survive him?
posted by parmanparman on Jun 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Gift for new ministers?

What does a new minister need to start their job? Stoles, robes, books? What has been helpful for you? [more inside]
posted by the young rope-rider on Jan 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Do good priest blogs exist?

Are there any books/articles/blogs written by priests or ministers about what they have heard in confession? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Mar 11, 2011 - 8 answers

What makes a better wedding officiant?

What key studies should I pursue to improve myself in order to become an effective and dynamic wedding officiant? I was ordained in 2002, but have only recently begun to perform marriages. At first, I officiated without fees for close friends but now the requests for my services are snowballing. [more inside]
posted by _paegan_ on Jan 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Who gives great vows in NOLA?

Who should marry us in New Orleans? I read this recent question, but our situation has a few differences. [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

A new career for a burned out pastor?

Career brainstorming filter: Help me help my minister friend think creatively about a midlife second career. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Oct 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Can I become a minister and perform ceremonies if I am not an U.S. citizen?

I am a 'permanent resident', not an American citizen - can I become ordained as a minister and perform wedding ceremonies? [more inside]
posted by Bearded Dave on Aug 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Fun Church to become a minister of? Marry people in Canada?

Looking for suggestions of fun (such as Church of Euthanasia) churches that I could easily become a minister of. Bonus question, has anyone been ordained in order to marry people in Canada (eg. ULC), and if so, do you have any recommendations?
posted by imaswinger on Sep 4, 2008 - 12 answers

To fornicate, or not to fornicate

Looking for practical input from those familiar with dating members of the Christian/Protestant clergy [more inside]
posted by smallstatic on Aug 26, 2008 - 16 answers

Need a wedding officiant in sf bay area

Need a wedding officiant in the sf bay area. I've looked through google ads, craigslist, and celebrantsusa.com listings but haven't found anyone who seems sane yet has a sense of showmanship. We're not interested in deputizing a friend.
posted by benzenedream on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

how do I perform a marriage

I've been asked to perform a marriage for two friends, and I'm looking for tips. I've looked up becoming a minister online, which seems straight forward, but I'm wondering about what I can do to make this a smooth and wonderful experience for my friends.
posted by puppy kuddles on Apr 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Gift Suggestions?

A cousin is about to be ordained as a Methodist minister in South Carolina. What would be a good ordination gift?
posted by Raybun on May 9, 2007 - 18 answers

Ordained as a minister in NYC?

How does one get ordained as a minister in NYC, so that they can perform legally binding weddings?
posted by skwm on Jan 3, 2007 - 12 answers

How does a Protestant minister handle a confession of murder?

A murder was confessed to me. I am a minister. What is my legal obligation: to report the crime to the authorities, or to maintain the confidentiality of the confession? This is not hypothetical. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2006 - 142 answers

Anyone NOT get approved by their minister?

Wedding Filter: Tell me about your experience meeting with the minister for approval. [more inside]
posted by saucy on Sep 16, 2005 - 28 answers

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