Codes of Practice
I operate under the Codes of Practice for each of the affiliations I hold and I am now a member of the FCCA's Codes of Practice as set out below. please refer to: http://www.funeralcelebrants.org.au/info-celebrants/code-practice.
FCAA (Funeral Celebrants Association of Australia Code:
Code of Practice High standard of service
- A Funeral Celebrant will uphold a high standard of service, maintaining respect & dignity in his or her professional conduct & practice.
Recognition of significance of Funeral
- A Funeral Celebrant recognises the social, cultural & moral significance of the funeral service in the Australian community, & the importance of strong & respectful family relationships.
Compliance with laws
– A Funeral Celebrant must, at all times, be aware of and ensure compliance with Privacy, discrimination and other laws.
The Funeral Celebrant will, where possible:
Visit the family & maintain open discussion with the point of contact in regard to the funeral service
Give the parties information & guidance to enable them to choose or compose a service that will meet their needs & expectations
Respect the privacy & confidentiality of the parties
Ensure accuracy in the preparation & delivery of documents, eg correct names, dates & spellings
Confirm all details with the point of contact
Ensure the return of all personal documents belonging to the parties
Ensure familiarity with electronic devices & operations at the service venue
Meet & reassure the point of contact & family members at the service.
Present the family with a presentation copy of the funeral service when offering final condolences
If the Funeral Celebrant has agreed to perform more than one Service on the same day: ensure that all parties receive a level of Service that meets their separate & special requirements.
- The Funeral Celebrant ensures:
their personal presentation is of an appropriate standard for the Funeral Service & respect the expectations of the family
that the service is audible to all those present &
arrives at the Service venue at least 20 minutes before the agreed starting time.
Universal Life Church Mission:
The Universal Life Church was founded on the basic belief that we are all children of the same universe and, derived from that basic belief, has established two core tenets by which it expects its ministers to conduct themselves:
Do only that which is right.
Every individual is free to practice their religion in the manner of their choosing, as mandated by the First Amendment, so long as that expression does not impinge upon the rights or freedoms of others and is in accordance with the government’s laws.
We have made it our mission to actualize these tenets in the world by empowering millions of ministers, whether they come to us from a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Shinto, Agnostic, Atheist, Pagan, Wiccan, or Druid tradition, to speak their own truth to power. We work tirelessly to ensure that anyone can get ordained online at the ULC Monastery and we seek to fulfill the spiritual needs of as many different groups as we can by offering plenty of information, a wide variety of services, and networking opportunities. The communication and fellowship of our scattered millions of ministers, we believe, is just as valid a form of worship as the weekly services held in some of the world’s more segregated and elitist religious institutions.
Temple of the Jedi Order:
In the Force, and in the inherent worth of all life within it.
In the sanctity of the human person. We oppose the use of torture and cruel or unusual punishment.
In a society governed by laws grounded in reason and compassion, not in fear or prejudice.
In a society that does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or circumstances of birth such as gender, ethnicity and national origin.
In the ethic of reciprocity, and how moral concepts are not absolute but vary by culture, religion, and over time.
In the positive influence of spiritual growth and awareness on society.
In the importance of freedom of conscience and self-determination within religious, political and other structures.
In the separation of religion and government and the freedoms of speech, association, and expression.
May the FOrce Be With You !