In this ceremony, we announce the name of each child to this community, and thereby declare that each child is an individual, a unique and separate person, with a dignity and life of his or her own. Our wish is that these children will become truly authentic selves, full of purpose, free, and self-possessed. It is our hope that the best of us will live on in our children, that they will carry on our strivings for peace and human kindness and beauty to all whom they may encounter in the world.
This dedication ceremony asks the church community to help in the raising of these children to provide love and support to help them reach their full potential. A rose dipped in water is used to dedicate their thoughts, words and deeds to the long standing UU heritage of beauty, truth and goodness. Each child is then welcomed in the community of all souls, with the hope that their lives will be of love and service.
Please let Diane Melvin know if you would like your child(ren) to participate in this ceremony at 375-3262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.