In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, our ritual for welcoming children and babies into our community is a child dedication. In the ritual, the church community dedicates itself to children and babies, promising to love and support them as they grow and learn here. We share each child’s name with the community, dedicate their thoughts, words and deeds to beauty, truth, and goodness and lead children and their families around the sanctuary so the gathered community can see them and offer their blessings. If your family would like to participate in this ritual (and you haven’t let Rev. Rachel know already) or if you have questions—please contact Rev. Rachel at or

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