The birth of a child is a momentous occasion in a parent’s life. While many are happy to have their baby christened some are uncomfortable with the usual Christianing.
So what do you do to celebrate this new life ~ have a Naming Ceremony! You can still have people to stand, make their promises to your child‚ delight in this new little person and trust them to make their own decisions when they are older
You can have godparents but their role would be slightly different, to give the child emotional and physical support as they get older and move into adulthood.
Naming ceremonies have gone on for hundreds of years and in many cultures, these important rites of passage are celebrated by family and friends and a way of welcoming the baby into the world.
After the Baby naming ceremony why not plant a small shrub or rose bush in the Garden to calibrate the grounding of the new born and their growth into maturity.
Order of service for baby naming
when the congregation are assembled the Minister should then welcome all present and begin the service with an appropriate hymn.
(a favourite hymn of the family should be used if possible) and then the minister shall offer the following prayer
Heavenly Father, giver of all life, we approach you at this time to offer our thanks for the life of this child that these parents (or guardians) have been blessed with.
May this young life that they have been given charge of, grow in strength and understanding of your laws.
May the parents (guardians) fully realise the responsibilities that ave been placed upon them whilst bring up this child. we ask for your blessing upon this service of dedication.
May this child find peace, love. tolerance and understanding in the years that lie ahead.
The congregation would say "Amen"
This is a shortened version of the ceremony, this is just to give you an idea of what to expect during a baby naming service.
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