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At the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, we believe that part of our ministry to families is to provide a warm and supportive spiritual community for children and their families. As part of our family ministry, we offer child dedications during our worship services twice a year, in May and in December. 

Unitarian Universalists believe that every new child brings new life and hope into the world. Our child dedication ceremonies welcome children into our community with blessings, expressions of hope, and promises by the congregation to support and nurture the child and parents.

We invite our families to participate when babies are born and children are adopted. We also include families with older children who have joined our community of service, freedom, and love, and who want to ceremonially declare their commitment to raising their children in this Unitarian Universalist community. 

If you would like more information, are curious about how a dedication differs from a baptism or christening, or are interested in discussing a child dedication for your child, please contact our Director of Family Ministries.