Blessings, Baptisms and Welcoming

It is said that for each child that’s born, a morning star rises and sings into the universe.

babyUntil recently, there were few options for new parents who wished to have their children baptized outside of a church. Today, there are several different options for those interested in creating a ceremony that welcomes their new baby into the world and into their family.

Baptism and or Baby Blessing – These sacred ceremonies are a joy to officiate and can be performed anywhere; in a family’s home, a garden setting, on the beach… In collaboration with the parents, we lovingly design them to have as much or as little religious and or spiritual tone as desired, with the option of including readings, prayers and the use of water.

Welcoming Ceremony – This is the most inclusive of all the ceremonies. Not only does it include elements of the Baptism or Baby Blessing, but is also invites the parents, Godparents, grandparents and any siblings to commit themselves to the love, care and support of the child throughout the child’s life. It also can include readings, sharing, music, and prayer.

A wonderful optional component that can be added to any of the ceremonies is the use of a “memory box”. The memory box is either constructed or purchased by the parents for the child. Family members and close friends can either purchase a small symbolic gift for the box or are invited to write something that will be saved in the box until the child grows old enough to appreciate the items and or the wisdom shared. What a wonderful gift for the child to have as he or she grows older — to have a card or letter written by a beloved family member in response to their entrance into the world…