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Welcoming a Child

A child dedication celebrates the presence of a new and unique person among us. Commonly the child is newly born or newly adopted. In a child dedication ceremony we do not dedicate the child as much as we dedicate ourselves to the care of a child. During a child dedication parents pledge publicly to do all in their power to nurture their child physically, emotionally and spiritually. The congregation acknowledges its responsibility to support the parents and all parents in their task and to nourish the spirit of this child and the dignity of all life.

Child Dedication Ceremonies occur twice a year during Sunday worship at First Parish. Children are welcomed into our community and blessed.

If you and your family are interested in having your child or children participate in a child dedication ceremony, please contact the church office. In preparation for this service you are asked to meet with our minister, Reverend Marta Flanagan. Please contact the church office for more information.

630 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE   ♦   ARLINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02476   ♦   781-648-3799

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