Rites of Passage
Child Dedication Ceremonies
Child dedication ceremonies are usually crafted by the parents and a minister. They include:
- 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.
One of our ministers gets to know a couple and works with them to craft a personalized, meaningful ceremony. We respect the worth and dignity of every person, and that applies equally to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. UU congregations and clergy have long recognized and celebrated same-sex marriages within our faith tradition.
Memorial Services: Celebrations of Life, Funerals, Interments
After a loved one’s death, we come together in community for a time of sacred sharing and memory.