Baby Naming and Welcoming Ceremonies

These ceremonies recognize the joy and commitment of parenting. By introducing the child formally to family, friends, and community, the ceremony recognizes the child as a person of worth, dignity, and uniqueness.  For new parents, this may also be the first step of a formal commitment to their child’s ethical development.  Parents meet with a leader or officiant to create the ceremony, which can be private or interwoven with the Sunday Meeting.