A verse of one of our favorite hymns begins, “A child is born among us and we feel a special glow.” We express this “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 friends and family of the child; or, for church members, part of a Sunday service involving 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.