Lovely Couple Courtney & Cotonia Wed at My Home

Lovely Couple Courtney & Cotonia Wed at My Home

I received a text message last week from Courtney about getting married in my home. Texting several photos in order to choose which area might be best for them as I have several rooms suitable for a standing party of up to 10, Courtney asked if I would be available Sunday. After going over my … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on Baptism or Christenning of Children

Wendy Wortham on Baptism or Christenning of Children

Christian denominations differ widely on teachings of Baptism. A general definition for the word Baptism is a “rite of washing with water as a sign of religious purification and consecration.” This rite was practiced frequently in the Old Testament. It signified purity or cleansing from sin and devotion to God. Infant Baptism is the practice … [Read more…]

Common Questions When Dealing With The Death Of A Loved One In Texas

Common Questions When Dealing With The Death Of A Loved One In Texas

What do I do when a death occurs? If a death occurs in a hospital, nursing home or hospice care center, the nurses will ask which funeral home you have chosen to take care of the deceased. The nurse will then call the funeral home and give the necessary statistic information. At Baumgardner Funeral Homes, … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on Planning Ahead For Funeral Expenses

No one is ever fully prepared for the passing of a loved one, but its comforting to know you can take control of at least some aspects of funeral planning: finding a suitable funeral home and the costs. During a time of extreme vulnerability, when decisions must be made quickly, the last thing you want … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on Finding a Minister for a Funeral or Memorial 

Wendy Wortham on Finding a Minister for a Funeral or Memorial 

When a loved one dies, one of the first issues the surviving family has to address are preparations for a funeral and burial service. For families who don’t belong to a church but wish to have a Christian burial for their loved one, finding a Minister to officiate on short notice can present a challenge. … [Read more…]

Planning a Wedding for a Small Group? We Can Help!

Planning a Wedding for a Small Group? We Can Help!

If you’re planning a small wedding of 25 or less, you may find it difficult to get information. At Texas Twins Events, often couples love my home so much that they ask if I can host the wedding at my home, why yes, yes I can! Hosting a wedding at my home is an additional … [Read more…]

The Role of Funeral Clergy and Celebrants by Wendy Wortham Texas Twins Events

The Role of Funeral Clergy and Celebrants by Wendy Wortham Texas Twins Events

My role as a clergy person or a celebrant is to lead or officiate a ceremony, such as a funeral, wedding, baptism or other religious ceremony. Clergy are ordained by a religious denomination or by an interfaith or spiritual religious group. Celebrants differ from clergy in that most celebrants are not professionally affiliated with a … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on Texas Application For Marriage

Wendy Wortham on Texas Application For Marriage

I get numerous phone calls from prospective brides inquiring about what is needed to legally become married in Texas. The application for marriage is not free, the fee is $71.00 and requires information from both the bride and groom be completely filled out. Name of Groom Name of Bride Social Security Number Place of birth … [Read more…]

Tarrant County Pride Parade & Picnic Fort Worth, Texas TCGPWA Wendy Wortham Corporate Sponsor

Tarrant County Pride Parade & Picnic Fort Worth, Texas TCGPWA Wendy Wortham Corporate Sponsor

Yesterday morning, Anne Alexander, myself, Cindy Daniel and several wonderful couples attended a Unification Ceremony on the courthouse steps. Sean Perser, our photographer for Texas Twins TV filmed the event. The couples were invited to march in my parade entry for Texas Twins Events #39. Cindy and I argued for two weeks prior to this … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham on 5 Legal Documents Every LBGT Couples Should Have and Why!

Wendy Wortham on 5 Legal Documents Every LBGT Couples Should Have and Why!

Recent news relating to a North Texas man, Lon Watts brought attention to the fact that same sex couples struggle with Rights of Survivorship and medical decisions regarding a partner. Many of my readers are aware that I am an advocate for those who are denied the same benefits of traditional married couples, and for … [Read more…]