Baby Ceremonies ...
Baby Blessings ...
"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For LOVE is the beauty of the soul."--St. Augustine
You have several ceremony options for your precious baby/child: blessing or dedication; infant baptism or christening; welcoming or naming; or baby naming & infant baptism.
Baby Blessings and Dedications are celebrations of the community of faith marking the child as a member of the family of God, the faithful community.
The rite of Infant Baptism or a Christening in the Name of the Triune God is a sacrament celebrated by the community of believers as a sign of initiation into the covenant of God's people, into the Christian Life of the community of faith.
A Baby Welcoming Ceremony, Adoption and Baby Naming Ceremony celebrates the child's membership in the family, the family of faith and the human family. It is a celebration of the brilliant light of your child's life into our lives.
It is also my honor to co-officiate/celebrate a Baby Naming, Welcoming, Adoption Ceremony and Baby Blessing/Baptism with your Rabbi/Cantor or other clergy.
Adult or older child baptism is also available upon request.
The Next Step...
As a clergyman serving as your Bay Area Wedding Officiant or Napa Wedding Officiant and as a Clergy Celebrant, I offer for your review a baptism / baby blessing Ceremony Packet of suitable readings. To help parents plan their child's ceremony, I would love to send you the Ceremony Packet and I would love to meet with you and your child whom we are celebrating.
Bay Area Infant Baptisms & Napa Infant Baptisms, Baby Blessings, Welcomings, Dedications & Adoption Ceremony
The rite of Baptism , infant baptism or Christening, in the Name of the Triune God is a sacrament celebrated by the community of believers as a sign of initiation into the the covenant of God's people, into the Christian Life.
Baby Blessings and Dedications are celebrations of the community of believers marking the child as a member of the community of faith.
A Baby Welcoming and/or Adoption Ceremony celebrates the child's membership in the family and the greater family of humanity. It is a celebration of the brilliant light of your child's life into all our lives. For Pre-Adoptive counseling, please see the "Counseling" tab.
For Baby Naming Ceremony, I'm privileged to co-officiate/celebrate with your Rabbi/other clergy.
Other Blessings: House Blessings, Blessings of the Animals provide an opportunity to celebrate transitions of life and the gift of pets in our lives.
To get started, please contact me to check my availability as your Infant Baptism / Baby Ceremony Officiant
" Reverend Joe, We were so happy to once again have you be a part of our special day!... 9 years ago we found you and I remember when meeting you in the cafe, we knew instantly you were the one to marry us. A year later we needed our first son "Jaren" baptized and again we knew exactly who to call; again 2 years later for "Mya", and, now, again 6 years after that for "Jaxen". It was a pleasure to see you again and hear you speak so wonderfully. Our friends commented multiple times on how great you are with the children and keeping them involved... we thank you from the bottom of our hearts in making these important milestones so blessed and special. Thank you :) "
Danielle & Anthony