Serving the Fellowship and Athens Community

Rev. Alison W. Eskildsen leads a variety of ceremonies, including weddings, memorials, and commitments. All ceremonies are crafted to meet your individual needs and can include traditions from a variety of sources, whether religious or cultural. Rev. Eskildsen gives scheduling priority to members of the Fellowship, but she is available for non-member, interfaith, and ‘spiritual but not religious’ ceremonies.

Rates are negotiated for non-member weddings (typically ranging between $250 – $400, depending on whether the couple requests significant pre-marital counseling, a unique sermon, a rehearsal, or an off-site location). An additional fee is charged for the use of the Fellowship’s Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, or Kitchen.

Rates are negotiated for non-member memorials (typically ranging between $200 – $350, depending on whether the family requests more than one meeting, a eulogy, an off-site location, or an additional graveside or ash-scattering ceremony). An additional fee is charged for the use of the Fellowship’s Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, or Kitchen.

For most civic occasions and public events Rev. Eskildsen’s services are typically free of charge.

Members of the Fellowship in good standing for at least one year are not charged for Rev. Eskildsen’s services or for the use of the building. Members are welcome to give an optional donation directly to the minister or to the Fellowship in appreciation.

For specific information about holding a ceremony, please email Rev. Eskildsen or call her directly at 706-424-9449.

Some typical celebrations:

  • Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies
  • Memorial Services
  • Infant and Child Dedications and Adoptions
  • Divorce Recognition Ceremonies
  • Coming of Age for youth and young adults
  • Transgender Recognition Ceremonies
  • House Blessings
  • Public Graduations, Memorials, and other ceremonial events
  • Social Justice events
  • Special rituals or ceremonies may be developed as requested

Building & Grounds Information

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