Like many Unitarian Universalist congregations we offer child dedication ceremonies for infants, young adopted children, or young children whose families have recently joined the congregation.
Child dedication ceremonies are usually crafted by the parents and the minister working closely together. Many will include the following elements:
- A blessing for the new life of the child
- An expression of the parent(s’) or caregivers’ hopes for the child
- A promise by the congregation to support and nurture the child in his/her/zer spiritual life
- If not members of the church, a promise by family and friends to support and nurture the child in her/his/zer spiritual life
(This text is adapted from the UUA website)