In welcoming children into our congregation and the world, we celebrate the continuing miracle of new life. We recognize the dignity and uniqueness of each child as he or she joins our community. Child Dedication services can be held during a Sunday service or can be private. Our service includes adult members accepting the responsibility for supporting and educating this child as he or she enters our community. Although godparents are not part of the typical service, they can participate if the parents of the child wish to name godparents for their son or daughter. The child’s head, lips and hands are touched with a rose to symbolize thinking as an individual in setting one’s path, saying kind words and doing good deeds as community of loving support and action. For more information about child dedication, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.