Celebrating new arrival
Your child needs a name thoughtfully given, a welcome from the family and the blessing of your community. Your child needs the open expression of your love and your commitment to its future. When a new life is celebrated in a Unitarian chapel, we affirm the inherent worth of that person and his or her potential for making a difference in the world. Any notion of inherited sinfulness or institutional authority over this life is alien to our way of thinking and acting.
However, a welcoming ceremony isn’t exclusively for infants and may also include a family-making occasion following an arrival of an adoptive child to your family.