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  • Welcome To Kindred Sol

    Kindred Sol is an event planning service that honors the importance of ceremony, ritual and dignity in celebrating life’s important milestones and transitions.

    Kindred Sol companions with you, walking with you every step of the way, celebrating life’s milestones as well as illuminating the difficult moments of life we all must face.

     

  • A Little About Kindred Sol

    Kindred Sol is a play on and fusion of two powerful words. Kindred comes from a Middle English origin, meaning family, kinship and affinity. Sol is the Latin word for Sun, the star that gives light and life. The Sunflower; the flos solis, is the flower of the sun. Sunflowers grow very tall and strong, with thick stems, always reaching towards the light. Their edible seeds provide nourishment.

    Kathy Lentz, Celebrant, is a life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley with strong connections to the Bethlehem community. She combines 25 years of experience in fundraising, event management, volunteer management and a background in hospice along with accomplished relational skills.

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  • Services Offered

    Funerals and Memorial Services

    The death of a loved one or friend is an overwhelming experience. Shock, numbness and grief set in immediately and the thought of planning a funeral or memorial services becomes daunting. It’s like trying to plan a major wedding in three days’ time. The added stress and tension can further complicate the bereavement process and simply prevent you from fully experiencing the loss.

    Kindred Sol can work with you and in tandem with a funeral home or crematory to help you make important decisions fast, so that the grieving can begin unabated. Kindred Sol can make plans for pre-service needs of out of town guests, like hotel accommodations. We can help you design a service to mourn and celebrate the life of your loved one, friend, or colleague. Post-service details like a luncheon or future memorial events can also be planned and implemented by Kindred Sol.

    Let us help you have the healthiest and most productive experience when you lose someone you love and admire.

    Weddings

    Kindred Sol has 17 years of experience as a Wedding Coordinator. I have served as the Wedding Coordinator with my local church as the liaison between clergy and the couples. Having worked with hundreds of individuals on implementing details and etiquette to create a memorable and most joyous occasion. I have taken the stress and tension such an important event can create and therefore allow the couple to focus on the importance of such a significant and important ceremony.

    Kindred Sol will help plan your wedding--large or small--and manage all the details from venue, flowers, and photography to catering, transportation, hotel accommodations and musicians.

    Corporate fundraising and event planning

    In today’s world of shrinking budgets and reduced staff, not-for-profit organizations need to maximize raising funds to meet regular expenses and as well as setting aside funds for the lean times. However, fundraising and event planning expertise on staff are often viewed as an unaffordable expense, a dream to have, but impossible to support.

    Kindred Sol can solve that problem immediately. Experienced, expert and proven fundraising and event planning is available for a fraction of the cost of hiring staff. KindredSol can plan an event, work with committees and volunteers, and solicit corporate sponsors and in-kind donors. Kindred Sol can implement a plan from the beginning stages of visioning to the actual day of the event.

    Kindred Sol will plan employee and volunteer appreciation events, corporate gatherings for training and fundraising, fashion shows, golf outings, wine tastings, galas, dances, luncheons and dinners, as well as dream new and unusual ways to attract the public to your organization.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Kindred Sol specializes in creative expression, personalization, organization, and in the delivery of details needed to create meaningful experiences.

    A Celebrant is a professionally trained life tribute specialist who has sound background in the meaning of ritual, ceremony and funeral traditions of many cultures and religions.

    A Celebrant is a person who seeks to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. They serve by creating a personalized service – religious or non-religious - that truly reflects the personality and life-style, and the beliefs and values of the deceased.

    A Celebrant provides an alternative to those not associated with a faith community, or for those who would like a Celebrant to work alongside their clergyperson to create a unique and more personalized end of life tribute.

    A Celebrant is one who enjoys working with people, has writing and public speaking ability as well as listening and consulting skills.

    I will consult with you to help design a ceremony that:

    - Is personalized, incorporating unique stories, songs, accomplishments, and experiences that honors the spirit of the deceased. The essence of the service will be based upon the remembrances of the family.

    - Meets your approval. No ceremony is delivered unless final approval is given by the family.

    Then, it is my privilege and honor, along with compassion and sensitivity, I can officiate at a funeral service, memorial service, graveside service, anniversary tribute, tree planting, bench dedication or any other gathering designed to honor the deceased.

    Fees for services are based upon venue, time involvement, and effort. Fees may be structured at flat rates or be a percentage of a large-scale service.