Rites of Passage
Rites of Passage are a part of any congregation's life. Child dedications, weddings, funerals and memorial services mark moments of meaning for us. Here are some brief descriptions of these passages.
Child dedications are a joyous time for all - parents, relatives, and the extended family of our congregation. Sometimes referred to as a Naming Ceremony, they are performed periodically throughout the church year and are generally part of worship on a Sunday morning. Private dedications can be arranged for non-members; please contact the minister.
The joining together of two people in marriage is an equally joyous moment. First Unitarian is proud to affirm the marriage of two people regardless of sexual orientation. Please see more about getting married at First Unitarian under Members/Ceremonies.
Memorial Services and Funerals are moments to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one. Such services are created in consultation with the minister, family and (if desired) close friends. The service reflects the life of the loved one as it also celebrates "Life in its infinite continuity and Love in its enduring significance." Each service will vary somewhat, depending on the needs of the moment. To arrange for a Memorial Service, please contact the minister.