Child Blessings


A time of celebration and joy

Unitarians believe that every child brings new life and hope into the world. We offer the opportunity to set aside a special time for the community to bless the child and celebrate the blessing of this gift of life. The ceremony does not make the life of the child sacred; we believe that life is sacred inherently. When we dedicate a child we acknowledge the truth that each child's life is sacred and hold that truth in the light of our faith. Child blessings, reflecting each individual family's beliefs and wishes. Most ceremonies, however, include:
  • The honoring of parents and family members, including godparents or special guides if you wish,
  • A gift - perhaps of a rose to symbolize beauty or a book to symbolize learning,
  • A blessing by the minister
For more information about child blessings please contact us.

"Each night a child is born is a holy night -
A time for singing
A time for wondering,
A time for worshipping."
- Sophia Lyon Fahs