Unitarian Universalists have a long tradition of welcoming our children into the community with a Child Dedication service. Our minister officiates during a regular morning worship service with the child (birth to 10 years old), parents and Godparents if any. The whole family is encouraged to attend as well. The ceremony includes select readings about the commitment parents and the community make to the care and well being of the child. The ceremony includes hearing from all the children who make their own commitment to welcoming a new member into the community. The name of the child is called out and a blessing is said using the waters collected from the Annual Gathering of the Waters ritual (held each September). Private Child Dedication services can be arranged with the Minister using a modified ceremony.