First Unitarian offers to its members child dedication ceremonies for infants and children, rather than holding Christian-style baptisms or christenings.

Child dedication ceremonies are usually crafted by the parents, our ministers, and religious educator working closely together. The ceremony typically will include the following elements:

  • A blessing for the new life of the child
  • A promise by the congregation to support and nurture the child

If you are interested in having your child dedicated, please contact the Director of Operations by email at or call the church office at 401-421-7970.