For infants, young adopted children and families with young children new to the congregation, Child Dedications are ceremonies of welcome and blessing. Families wishing to bless a new child’s arrival in a manner other than baptism can find creating a dedication ceremony very meaningful for themselves and for family members.
Child Dedications are created by the parents and the minister working closely together. They often include: a blessing for the child’s new life; an expression of the love and commitment to the child’s well-being from the parent or parents, the extended families and friends; and a promise by the congregation, including the assembled children, to offer friendship, guidance and nurture for the child’s spiritual life.
If you are interested in discussing further any of UUC’s Rites of Passage, please contact Rev. Dr. Frances Sink for more information or to make an appointment.