Rather than holding Christian-style baptisms or christenings, most Unitarian Universalist congregations, including ours, have child dedication ceremonies for infants and children.

Child dedications are an expression of mutual community and support between guardians of a child and the congregation at large. It is a recognition that our community is committed to helping each one of us, no matter how small or how young, become the best human being that they can be. During a child dedication, the guardian(s) pledge to live into our principles and aspirations, and the congregation pledges to support the entire family in their spiritual and religious development.