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Mindful Ministry -- Rev. William F. Mies

Arnold , MD
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Arnold, MD 21012 US (map)

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410-349-1980

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Ceremonies that speak to our hearts can enhance important events in our lives. I work with and support the wedding couple in designing and facilitating personal and heart-felt services... Read more
Ceremonies that speak to our hearts can enhance important events in our lives. I work with and support the wedding couple in designing and facilitating personal and heart-felt services to celebrate this joyful event.

My practice is to meet several times with the wedding couple to prepare for married life and for the wedding ceremony. We use this time to define their values and to find ways to express the unique qualities of their relationship and cultures. I provide alternative structures, readings, and rituals from which to choose or together we can create an entirely new program.

Most importantly, the final creation of the ceremony will reflect the unique personalities of the wedding couple and will communicate to their guests what they wish to say. The couple participates in the construction of the ceremony as they desire. Ultimately, we create the structure and content of the ceremony based on their wishes.

Because of my training and ordination, I am quite comfortable working with Christians. However, of recent years, my ministry has become increasingly inter-denominational and ecumenical in character. The weddings I celebrate range from traditional religious to more humanistic and secular ceremonies.

We pay special attention to the wedding location that has been chosen and fashion the words and rituals to reflect the meaning of this venue to the couple. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Quaker

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carly
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough about both Bill and his wife, Joanne. When we got engaged, I was set on getting married by the Catholic Church but we ended up finding a separate venue that really spoke to us and felt special to us as a couple. After months of trying to work with the the Church on how we could get married outside while still having it be considered Catholic we found ourselves at a dead end. We did not want to sacrifice our vision but found the Church was also not willing to work with us.

When we found Bill, we thought it was a shot in the dark that we would work together. Our first meeting changed everything. Before even talking about money, Bill took the time to listen to who we were and what we wanted out of our marriage ceremony. After our first meeting we both knew we'd found the person we would want to help us celebrate.

For the next few months, Bill and Joanne were so flexible with us (meeting on Skype since we live in Boston). We really did get to know each other and by the time the wedding came around we felt like every word that was being spoke at our ceremony was one we had chosen. There are so many things that you could worry about on your wedding day but Bill and Joanne put us at ease that the ceremony wasn't going to be one of them. This was a big deal to us because, for us, this was the most important part.

Joanne did a fabulous job helping us coordinate day of and Bill did a beautiful job of helping us become husband and wife. They are both worth every penny and more! We would highly recommend them for an incredibly person and special day.
We cannot say enough about both Bill and his wife, Joanne. When we got engaged, I was set on getting married by the Read more...
We cannot say enough about both Bill and his wife, Joanne. When we got engaged, I was set on getting married by the Catholic Church but we ended up finding a separate venue that really spoke to us and felt special to us as a couple. After months of trying to work with the the Church on how we could get married outside while still having it be considered Catholic we found ourselves at a dead end. We did not want to sacrifice our vision but found the Church was also not willing to work with us.

When we found Bill, we thought it was a shot in the dark that we would work together. Our first meeting changed everything. Before even talking about money, Bill took the time to listen to who we were and what we wanted out of our marriage ceremony. After our first meeting we both knew we'd found the person we would want to help us celebrate.

For the next few months, Bill and Joanne were so flexible with us (meeting on Skype since we live in Boston). We really did get to know each other and by the time the wedding came around we felt like every word that was being spoke at our ceremony was one we had chosen. There are so many things that you could worry about on your wedding day but Bill and Joanne put us at ease that the ceremony wasn't going to be one of them. This was a big deal to us because, for us, this was the most important part.

Joanne did a fabulous job helping us coordinate day of and Bill did a beautiful job of helping us become husband and wife. They are both worth every penny and more! We would highly recommend them for an incredibly person and special day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
(This is written by myself, the husband under the account my wife made) My Wife and I found Mindful Ministries / Bill and Joanne Mies after extensive research online. I was pleasantly surprised upon meeting Bill and his Wife at their home for our first meeting. Yes, meeting. Bill and Joanne have a very personable approach to working with you on your wedding. The initial meeting lasted several hours where we all collectively introduced ourselves and got to know eachother. Bill has an amazing way with words and does a great job of making you feel comfortable sharing this most important event with him.

From the initial meeting forward; he made himself readily available for any questions we had on crafting the content of our wedding. Ceremony details, the songs we chose, the order our guests were seated, every last detail was important to Bill. He made it a point to encourage us to share our feelings with eachother to help strengthen our own bond leading up to the wedding. The activities he had us do reminded us of things we were thankful for and valued in one another.

By the time the wedding day came, Bill and Joanne had become inseparable from our Big Day. We genuinely wanted to have them stay for the entirety of the wedding, thru the reception, which they gladly accepted. It meant a lot to us to share the experience with them by including them in our pictures, and watching them have fun on the dance floor.

I can assure you that if you work with Bill and Joanne that you will feel a personable, genuine connection with them. Their attention to detail and the amount of time they spend helping you personalize your ceremony and vows was definitely worth the cost; which was fair and reasonable.

I hope that this review will boost your confidence in choosing Mindful Ministries for your wedding and that your experience will be as positive as ours was.
(This is written by myself, the husband under the account my wife made) My Wife and I found Mindful Ministries / Bill and Read more...
(This is written by myself, the husband under the account my wife made) My Wife and I found Mindful Ministries / Bill and Joanne Mies after extensive research online. I was pleasantly surprised upon meeting Bill and his Wife at their home for our first meeting. Yes, meeting. Bill and Joanne have a very personable approach to working with you on your wedding. The initial meeting lasted several hours where we all collectively introduced ourselves and got to know eachother. Bill has an amazing way with words and does a great job of making you feel comfortable sharing this most important event with him.

From the initial meeting forward; he made himself readily available for any questions we had on crafting the content of our wedding. Ceremony details, the songs we chose, the order our guests were seated, every last detail was important to Bill. He made it a point to encourage us to share our feelings with eachother to help strengthen our own bond leading up to the wedding. The activities he had us do reminded us of things we were thankful for and valued in one another.

By the time the wedding day came, Bill and Joanne had become inseparable from our Big Day. We genuinely wanted to have them stay for the entirety of the wedding, thru the reception, which they gladly accepted. It meant a lot to us to share the experience with them by including them in our pictures, and watching them have fun on the dance floor.

I can assure you that if you work with Bill and Joanne that you will feel a personable, genuine connection with them. Their attention to detail and the amount of time they spend helping you personalize your ceremony and vows was definitely worth the cost; which was fair and reasonable.

I hope that this review will boost your confidence in choosing Mindful Ministries for your wedding and that your experience will be as positive as ours was. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Matt
Wedding:
7/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Bill and his wife Joanne were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding preparation enjoyable and a very personal experience. They helped us to craft a ceremony that was both meaningful and unique for our special day. We looked forward to our meetings together and are grateful for the care Bill and Joanne took to make the wedding day just what we had envisioned it to be.
Bill and his wife Joanne were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding preparation enjoyable and a very personal Read more...
Bill and his wife Joanne were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding preparation enjoyable and a very personal experience. They helped us to craft a ceremony that was both meaningful and unique for our special day. We looked forward to our meetings together and are grateful for the care Bill and Joanne took to make the wedding day just what we had envisioned it to be. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Bill and his wife Joanne were one of the most fantastic parts of our wedding. My husband Karl and I got married in April in Harford county and had the most magical time planning the ceremony and it was absolutely perfect and special. We met will Bill and Joanne four times in their home prior to our wedding day. The meetings were longer so plan to meet with them a few hours each time. Bill really spent a lot of time getting to know Karl and I which made our ceremony so personal because we felt like we had a great friend performing it for us! We chose each part of our ceremony and it was perfect for us. He helped us to enjoy the wedding process by becoming more mindful and present through wonderful exercises during our meetings. If you want a beautiful, personal ceremony, Bill Is your guy!
Bill and his wife Joanne were one of the most fantastic parts of our wedding. My husband Karl and I got married in April Read more...
Bill and his wife Joanne were one of the most fantastic parts of our wedding. My husband Karl and I got married in April in Harford county and had the most magical time planning the ceremony and it was absolutely perfect and special. We met will Bill and Joanne four times in their home prior to our wedding day. The meetings were longer so plan to meet with them a few hours each time. Bill really spent a lot of time getting to know Karl and I which made our ceremony so personal because we felt like we had a great friend performing it for us! We chose each part of our ceremony and it was perfect for us. He helped us to enjoy the wedding process by becoming more mindful and present through wonderful exercises during our meetings. If you want a beautiful, personal ceremony, Bill Is your guy! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jamie
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Mr. & Mrs. Mies are just amazing wonderful people. They were absolutely perfect for us and created the most beautiful ceremony for our wedding. We received so many compliments and are just so grateful to have met and worked with them. Would strongly recommend!
Mr. & Mrs. Mies are just amazing wonderful people. They were absolutely perfect for us and created the most beautiful Read more...
Mr. & Mrs. Mies are just amazing wonderful people. They were absolutely perfect for us and created the most beautiful ceremony for our wedding. We received so many compliments and are just so grateful to have met and worked with them. Would strongly recommend! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We met with three officiants when trying to make the decision, but we knew that Bill was our choice as soon as we left the first meeting. He takes the time to get to know you individually and as a couple, and then works to create a ceremony that reflects this. We loved working with Bill and couldn't have been more happy with the ceremony he helped us to create. It was 100% us, and that is what we wanted. He exceeded our expectations and created a ceremony we will remember forever.
We met with three officiants when trying to make the decision, but we knew that Bill was our choice as soon as we left the Read more...
We met with three officiants when trying to make the decision, but we knew that Bill was our choice as soon as we left the first meeting. He takes the time to get to know you individually and as a couple, and then works to create a ceremony that reflects this. We loved working with Bill and couldn't have been more happy with the ceremony he helped us to create. It was 100% us, and that is what we wanted. He exceeded our expectations and created a ceremony we will remember forever. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev Bill and his wife Joanne were outstanding. They helped us plan an incredible ceremony that our guests remarked on as truly touching. Their gentle guidance throughout the process of creating the ceremony was always helpful, thoughtful and ensured that every aspect really reflected us as a couple.

Most importantly, Rev Bill really helped us not only emphasize the deep importance of our marriage, but also shared with us with multiple mindfulness-based stress reduction lessons and exercises!
Rev Bill and his wife Joanne were outstanding. They helped us plan an incredible ceremony that our guests remarked on as Read more...
Rev Bill and his wife Joanne were outstanding. They helped us plan an incredible ceremony that our guests remarked on as truly touching. Their gentle guidance throughout the process of creating the ceremony was always helpful, thoughtful and ensured that every aspect really reflected us as a couple.

Most importantly, Rev Bill really helped us not only emphasize the deep importance of our marriage, but also shared with us with multiple mindfulness-based stress reduction lessons and exercises! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Private User
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Bill helped guide us to create a thorough, thoughtful ceremony that truly reflected our beliefs, relationship, and thoughts on how to celebrate with our family and friends. His approach to guide us through all aspects of the ceremony was thoughtful and thorough, allowing us to be fully prepared and present at our ceremony. Unlike other officiants I've seen before, there were no surprises or poorly delivered jokes; every word of the entire ceremony was thoughtfully planned by the three of us in advance. All the work was worth the effort! Our ceremony was truly the highlight of our entire wedding day, and so special and meaningful to both of us. Thank you so much, Bill (and Joanne!)
Bill helped guide us to create a thorough, thoughtful ceremony that truly reflected our beliefs, relationship, and Read more...
Bill helped guide us to create a thorough, thoughtful ceremony that truly reflected our beliefs, relationship, and thoughts on how to celebrate with our family and friends. His approach to guide us through all aspects of the ceremony was thoughtful and thorough, allowing us to be fully prepared and present at our ceremony. Unlike other officiants I've seen before, there were no surprises or poorly delivered jokes; every word of the entire ceremony was thoughtfully planned by the three of us in advance. All the work was worth the effort! Our ceremony was truly the highlight of our entire wedding day, and so special and meaningful to both of us. Thank you so much, Bill (and Joanne!) Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Robyn
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Was a beautiful ceremony, thank you Rev.Mies
Was a beautiful ceremony, thank you Rev.Mies
Was a beautiful ceremony, thank you Rev.Mies Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Rev. Mies was so helpful and comforting. I am so pleased with how the ceremony turned out and will miss our meetings with the Rev.
Working with Rev. Mies was so helpful and comforting. I am so pleased with how the ceremony turned out and will miss our Read more...
Working with Rev. Mies was so helpful and comforting. I am so pleased with how the ceremony turned out and will miss our meetings with the Rev. Read less
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