Child Dedication

Event Details

Child Dedication on March 18, 2018


Because Unitarian Universalists believe that all children are born blessed, rather than sinful, we conduct child dedications instead of baptisms. Usually, child dedications are held during a Sunday worship service so that the church community can dedicate themselves to supporting the child/children and their parents throughout the child’s life. The ceremony can happen any time after the child’s birth.  Some parents do it while the child is an infant others do when the child is older and can understand the ceremony.


UU Church of Boulder is inviting all member families to participate in a child dedication ceremony on March 18, 2018. The ceremony will include the following elements:

  • A blessing for each child
  • A pledge by parent(s) to raise the child with love and wisdom and to reach out to the church community for support when needed
  • Grandparents and Godparents are invited to join us and dedicate themselves to raising the child/children with love and support.
  • The congregation dedicates themselves to support and nurture the child


If you and your family would like to participate in this beautiful ceremony, contact Rev. Kelly by no later than March 4, 2018.