Many religions have a ceremony to dedicate or baptize babies or young children. We welcome infants or children into the life of the community and dedicate ourselves to actively nurture the children and their families as they grow in our religious home. The ceremony does not make the life of the child sacred; we believe that each child’s life is inherently sacred. Child dedication takes place during a regular Sunday worship service. For more information about child dedication, contact our minister.
Coming of Age
We mark the transition from childhood to young adult through a year-long Coming-of-Age program for youth in grade 9 and up. It includes four parts: pairing youth with adult mentors; discussions and retreats that emphasize self-awareness and exploration of their religious and ethical beliefs; service to the church and community; and a culminating affirmation ceremony during a Sunday service at which each youth presents his or her statement of belief.
For more information about Coming of Age, contact our Director of Religious Education for Children and Youth.
Our congregation supports marriage for all couples, regardless of sexual orientation. Couples meet with the minister and design a ceremony that best meets the needs of the couple and their families. A guidebook with suggested readings and orders of service is available from the church office.
Our Sanctuary accommodates about 160 guests and a smaller chapel can seat about 50 guests. Our Commons can accommodate receptions of up to 100 seated guests. For more information about marriage and union services, contact our minister.
When a member dies we usually hold a memorial service at our church. The service consists of music, selections of prose or poetry, remembrances of the person’s life, and reflections about the nature of life and death. Our congregation has a memorial garden where congregants can choose to have their ashes buried. For more information about memorial services, contact our minister.