A child dedication ceremony is similar to a christening or baptism, and may be held to celebrate a birth or adoption. New members may wish to hold a ceremony to include their children in the commitment they’ve made to the church. The ceremony is crafted by the parents, the congregation’s minister, and religious educator working closely together. It is usually part of a Sunday morning service, and may 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 this ceremony for your child, please contact us.