Ceremonies, Rites, and Rituals
Unitarian Universalism has many important rituals. Among others, our church celebrates marriage and starting a new family, naming or dedicating our children, and memorializing our dead. We celebrate all ceremonies, rites, and rituals in simple, modern language.
We do not have religious rules or teachings that require us to have ritual celebrations in community. We celebrate them to help us voice our affection, hopes, and dedication.
Although ritual celebrations are not the same in all Unitarian Universalist churches and may change over time, in our church we celebrate many of the great religious holidays with joy and deep respect. We gather to celebrate Christmas, Passover, or the Hindu holiday Divali, to recognize and honor religious observances and festivals as natural and necessary in all human cultures.