I work with families who may be spiritual but not religious, interfaith or secular, unaffiliated with a congregation or faith tradition to create custom child dedication ceremonies.
What is a Child Dedication?
Sometimes called a Child Blessing or Christening, a Child Dedication is a ceremony where parents or guardians acknowledge the spiritual dimension and responsibilities of parenting, dedicating their children’s lives to the wider movement of Love and dedicating themselves to guiding their child in remaining open to the Eternal (their deepest wisest self) within them and all around them.
What Does a Child Dedication Offer your Family?
A child dedication can offer many of the following to your family:
- Words for the spiritual dimension of parenting
- Wisdom from family, godparents, friends, tradition
- Meeting a new generation
- Blessing and presence of community
Frequently Asked Questions about Child Dedications
As parents, you decide. Many people include their older children, the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends. Some designate godparents.
Where do we hold it?
At the location of your choice: at home, in a park or party center, in a congregational setting.
How old should the child be?
Child Dedications may be held for children of any age. They are frequently held during the child’s first three years.
Is it religious?
No. It expresses the spiritual values of the parents, honoring the religious needs of your family and community.
Contact Mary to explore a child dedication for your child.