Rather than holding Christian-style baptisms or christenings, many Unitarian Universalists have child dedication ceremonies for infants and children.

Child dedication ceremonies are usually crafted by the parents and the minister and/or religious educator working closely together. Many will include the following elements:

  • 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

If you are interested in having your child dedicated in your home or at UUJXN, please contact our Minister or send an email to uucj@outlook.com.

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