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Child Dedications

Unitarian Universalists have a long tradition of welcoming our children into the community with a Child Dedication service.

Our minister officiates during a regular Sunday 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 the congregation. Everyone present makes their own commitment to welcoming a new member into the community.

During the ceremony, the congregation hears your child’s nameĀ  called out. We share a blessing using purified waters collected from the Annual Gathering of the Waters ritual (held each September).

If you prefer, Private Child Dedication services can be arranged with the Minister using a modified ceremony.

Contact us by email here to celebrate and plan your child’s dedication.