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Jennifer Friedman, M. DIV.

Interfaith Minister and Celebrant

Sacred Song and Dance Leader
Serving Northern Colorado and beyond
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Celebrant and Chaplain Services Offered:
Personalized Funerals, Memorials and Celebrations of Life
Celebrant and Officiant Leader for Weddings
Death, Grief and Bereavement Counseling
Pre-Marital Couples' Counseling
Blessing Way Ceremonies for Pregnancy and Birth
Life Cycle Ceremonies for Women and Children
Meaningful Music for any Celebration or Occasion
Song and Dance Leader Services Offered:
Dances of Universal Peace events
Kirtan events
Blended Sermon and Song presentations for Church Services
Custom Retreats, Classes and Workshops
About Jen:
Jen Friedman is an interfaith minister, chaplain and spiritual leader serving the growing community of seekers and practitioners identified as spiritual but not religious. She shares a deeply sacred presence and creates an authentic spiritual atmosphere to any ceremony or event that she facilitates without the pretense. She holds a Master of Divinity from The Iliff School of Theology and has a depth of spiritual understanding that is unique to her because she has engaged rigorous study and practice in many faith traditions including Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.

Jen has a warm, down-to-earth style, natural charisma and calm presence that conveys generosity of spirit. As a consulting minister and musician of fifteen years, Jen has experience speaking, singing and leading congregations and large groups. She traveled the country for seven years presenting musical church service programs at over 50 church congregations. She is an accomplished musician, singing and playing guitar and harmonium. She is a Dance Leader and Mentor in the Dances of Universal Peace tradition and leads the monthly Longmont and Lafayette, Colorado Peace Dance circles. Jen has led sacred song and dance experiences at events around the world including the Parliament of World Religions 2018 in Toronto, Canada and the General Assembly International gathering of Unitarian Universalist congregations. She is also a frequent visiting Music Minister at The Iliff School of Theology in Denver co-leading retreats and workshops on sacred song, dance and movement and embodied spiritual leadership for future ministers and chaplains.

Jen is currently on staff with Longmont United Hospital and Boulder Community Health Foothills Campus as a part-time chaplain. She is a consulting chaplain and officiant with Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont and feels extremely privileged to work with families as they honor the life of their loved ones during the funeral and celebration of life process. Jen offers comfort and support for those navigating the grief process and works closely with families to co-create a meaningful memorial event that captures the essence of the loved one being honored. Jen also loves celebrating wedding ceremonies. She can lead traditional ceremonies or co-create a custom “outside of the box” ceremony that perfectly reflects the personality of the couple. This can include leading the group in sacred song, kirtan and dance.
Fees and Honorariums:
All weddings, funerals, memorials and ceremonies generally start at $300 in and around Boulder County, Colorado. For events outside of Boulder County, Jen requests an additional travel honorarium of approximately .50/mile. Bereavement counseling is $50/hour. A sliding scale will be considered in cases of economic hardship.
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Calendar
Sep 24, 2021 5:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 24-26, 2021. Reweaving Our Circles of Connection. A Dances of Universal Peace Fusion Retreat with Ted Ryle and Jen at Gwinwood Retreat Center, Olympia, WA
Aug 7, 2021 6:00 PM
Dances of Universal Peace with Jen & Gayan Gregory Long
Join Jen and Gayan for an in-person DUP circle, open to all members of the community who have practiced mindful awareness of interactions for 10 days prior to Dance date and not experiencing Covid symptoms. RSVP required with a max of 25 dancers. Please email Jen at jennifer@jenniferfriedman.com to RSVP and for more details.
Jul 18, 2021 6:00 PM
Dances of Universal Peace with Jen & Colorado Community Dance Leaders
We have a few spots left for this vaccinated only Dance circle with Jen. We will have a maximum of 30 dancers. Please email jennifer@jenniferfriedman.com for more details and to RSVP.
Aug 25, 2021 6:00 PM
Paonia Dances of Universal Peace Camp with Bernie Heideman, Sky Safir Roshay, Jen & Friends
Dancing, singing, laughing and dining will fill our days, with some added intention setting exercises based on the Power of Eight intention-setting/ supporting circles developed by Lynne McTaggart. And of course, the Rumi Café Talent/No Talent dinner theater, informal music jams and singalongs will take place as in the past. Our wonderful Dance Tent will provide a covered, shaded outdoor site for most of our activities at our new location, La Mesa Lodge on a hill overlooking Paonia, providing us a campus just for ourselves (train-free with magnificent views!) You can find out more about the Lodge at their AirBnB page. Camping and some lodging are available onsite. The camp starts Wednesday evening with dinner and Dance session, and ends with the Sunday evening Dance session. Cost: Through August 10: $156 - $226 (including breakfasts and dinners). Starting August 11: $196 - $226. Registration ends August 22nd. No registrations will be accepted after that date, and there will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION. Drop in’s, vaccinated only: $10-15 per session and you must sign in and show your vaccination card in order to enter. Refunds, minus $25 for administrative costs, are available through August 16. After that date, no refunds are available. Payments can be made via Paypal, Venmo or by check. Details are on the registration form. contact registrars Jan and Kevin for more info. Jan: 303.591.9828 Serenity60.jb@gmail.com Kevin 719.482.6140 kevinmcternan@gmail.com *This Camp is open to all Friends who have received a Covid vaccination*
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Oct 9, 2021 10:00 AM
Stirring the Shakti: Sacred Sisterhood Retreat with Shanti Medina and Jen at The StarHouse
I'm honored to join Shanti once again and to be leading this circle in sacred chant singing and Dances of Universal Peace. This second 2021 Stirring the Shakti sisterhood retreat will include Shamanic Divination and Journeying as well as time together on the sacred land attuning to our true nature and unfurling our wild wisdom. For those sisters joining the sold out June 26th retreat, this retreat will be a totally different experience as we prepare for the powerful Autumn cross-quarter season between Equinox and the coming of Winter Solstice. By adding this retreat date, it will allow more sisters to gather together this year to Stir the Shakti, share our prayers, remember our wild wisdom, receive our blessings and reclaim power, passion and purpose. To learn more about the StarHouse: www.thestarhouse.org and Shanti Medina: www.energizeshanti.com
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Aug 15, 2021 4:00 PM
3rd Sunday *Virtual* Peace Dances with Jen & Friends
4pm-5:15pm MDT with Jen Friedman & Friends
Dances of Universal Peace, Chants, Healing Practices, Community Connection with Jen & Guest Leaders. More info: jennifer@jenniferfriedman.com. 720-310-5656. www.dancesofuniversalpeacena.org. Register & Receive Zoom Link:
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