A verse of one of our favorite hymns begins, “A child is born among us and we feel a special glow.” We express our “special glow” by welcoming infants and young children into the community with a ritual ceremony comparable to Christian baptisms or christenings.
These events can be private occasions, involving the parents, sponsors (Godparents) friends and family of the child, or, for church members, part of a Sunday service, involving parents, sponsors and the congregation. Child dedication ceremonies are usually crafted by the parents and the congregation’s minister working closely together.
Many will include:
- A blessing for the new life of the child
- An expression of the parent or parents’ hopes for the child
- A promise by the congregation to support and nurture the child
Our facilities are available for rental by non-members for child dedication ceremonies.