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Rather than holding Christian-style baptisms, most Unitarian Universalist congregations have child dedication ceremonies for infants, young adopted children, or young children whose families have recently joined the congregation.
Child dedication ceremonies are usually crafted by the parents and the congregation's minister working closely together. Many will include the following elements:
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Last updated on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
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From Skinner House Books: "Bless This Child: A Treasury of Poems, Quotations and Readings to Celebrate Birth"
From the UUA Bookstore: "We Dedicate this Child" pamphlet
From the UUA Bookstore: Dedication Certificates
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