Workshops & Retreats


Got Engaged…Now what?

Rev. Christopher wrote an article which was featured in a local magazine, addressing some of the very basic information couples need to know about getting legally married. Because of the sheer volume of questions he has received from couples about these issues, Rev. Christopher has developed a short podcast to assist ALL couples in navigating the initial steps. The podcast is FREE and will be made available soon. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.

Officiant? Things you NEED to know

Rev. Christopher has developed a podcast to address issues every officiant needs to know. There are certain policy guidelines and actual law that must be followed by anyone performing a wedding ceremony; unfortunately not everyone is aware of what they should be doing. Whether you got your online credentials as a celebrant to perform a friends wedding or to help during the magical 17 days of marriage equality in Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014 or you are considering performing wedding ceremonies as a side job, there is specific information that you must adhere to in the state of Utah. The podcast is FREE and will be made available soon. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.

Universal Heart Ministry Wedding Officiant Academy

Rev. Christopher has developed a six week course which goes well beyond the “Officiant? Things You NEED to Know” podcast. This course is designed not only to cover the law and policy guidelines in regard to officiants, it will also provide instruction on creation of ceremonies, utilization and timing of ceremony additions, how to conduct a rehearsal and so much more. Rev. Christopher will provide you with a course completion certificate and/or certificate and letter of ordainment to perform wedding ceremonies. This comprehensive course includes Rev. Christopher’s ceremony binder with vow templates, popular readings, ring pledge options, sample ceremonies as a guide and other valuable information. Contact us for more information or to register for this course.

Healthy Marriage, Happy Marriage

Rev. Christopher and his wife, Teinamarrie have put together an informative and fun retreat for couples seeking to elevate their relationship, rekindle the flames of their passion and grow closer to one another. More information coming soon!

Planning for Departure

Whether you are planning a loved one’s life celebration/funeral/memorial service or pre-planning your own it is important to make the wishes known so that family and friends can honor them and are not burdened with uncertainty and tough choices during an emotionally challenging time. Discussing and documenting your wishes for your final repose and the ceremonial service preceding it will greatly lessen the burden of decision making and provide a sense of peace. This highly informative workshop, led by non-denominational minister, Rev. Christopher T. Scuderi, covers all of the details for planning a service (ie; service format, choice of music, religious or not, favorite poems, quotes or scriptures, pall bearers, interment, military honors and much more), tips on writing an obituary, who to contact and when and will also include simple, easy to follow documentation of those wishes for safekeeping until needed.  If you have questions, please contact us.