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Other Life Passages

With our building closed during the COVID pandemic, we unable to provide these services on-site as we normally do. Nevertheless, our ministers and staff would be glad to confer with you and discuss other options. Please ">contact the Senior Minister.


Child Dedications

Child dedications or child naming ceremonies celebrate the birth of a child into the community of First Unitarian Society. This rite of passage marks the pledge of the community to love and support the child and family. In the tradition of Unitarian Universalism, dedications or naming ceremonies are often unique to the circumstances of the family. These celebrations generally take place during or just after Sunday morning Assemblies. Family and friends are always welcome. ">Contact the Senior Minister to plan this event.

Memorial Services

The staff and facilities of the Society are available for families planning a memorial gathering in honor of one who has died. Through meeting with family members, an observance is created that honors the personality and life story, as well as the wishes and beliefs, of the deceased in a meaningful and healing way. The services of clergy and celebrants are contingent on scheduling. As with weddings, memorial services are offered to the larger community as well as Society members, with a differing scale of fees. We respect non-traditional methods of disposition, including cremation, green burial, and donation to medical science. Graveside or interment ceremonies can also be arranged, either separately, or in conjunction with a memorial service.

To document your intentions for a memorial service, please complete this form (PDF) and return it to the office.

We recommend that you review all of the questions and gather appropriate information before starting to fill out the forms.

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