When a child comes into our church family, whether because just born, just adopted, or recently joined our congregation, we UUs celebrate with a ceremony called a dedication. The purpose is to welcome the child, declare his or her name, and promise our support to his or her parents, and the ceremony is always very sweet and joyful — everyone in the congregation is smiling. Dedications are not just for babies! When an older child wishes to have a dedication, we’ll work with them and their family to make a ceremony that’s appropriate for them. Instead of doing as we have done in recent years, and celebrating most dedications at two services per year, we are going to plan dedication dates with each family. If you would like to know more, contact Amy or Dan.