Many Unitarian Universalists have child dedication ceremonies for infants and children rather than traditional Christian baptisms or christenings.

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 us by email at

Members receive services and building use for celebrating life events free of charge. Building rental and service fees apply for non-members.