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Rites and Rituals

Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church recognizes that there are many milestones in life that deserve to be honored and commemorated. For that reason, we offer various rites and rituals that can help make these moments Sacred markers along the journey of your life. Please contact Pastor Alycia for more information about planning any of these rites or rituals.

Changing one’s name can be one of the most meaningful steps for a trans or gender nonconforming person in expressing and validating who they are. We offer a Transgender Name Change Ceremony for those who wish to mark the occasion in a special way.

We do an annual Blessing of the Animals on the first Saturday in October each year. This is a way for us to honor the special place pets have in our families.

There are many other rituals and rites that can be performed. Basically, if you can think of it, our pastoral staff can do it. We are open-minded and enjoy the creative process of ritualizing significant moments in life. So, simply contact us, and we can begin working with you to plan whatever ritual or rite you would like to have performed.

Finally, know that these special rites and rituals can be for joyous occasions or for more somber occasions. If you would like to plan a Remembrance Ritual for someone you lost long ago, for the childhood that was stolen from you because of sexual abuse, or for some other profoundly impactful life experience, these can also be planned.

The goal of any rite or ritual is to help you continue to grow spiritually, emotionally, and healthily as you continue to move through the journey of this life. We are here to help you do that by providing these rituals as a way to celebrate new milestones or to find closure, acceptance, and hope—even in the most difficult of situations.

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