Christening is an ancient ritual that predates even the earliest Christian traditions. The rite and the interpretation of its meaning have undergone many changes over time, and today christening is practiced in many different ways. The purpose of Christening is to recognize the spiritual identity and purpose of a soul. In Unity, we look to the example of Jesus as our guide. In Mark 10: 13-16 we read that Jesus took children in his arms and blessed them.
Christening in Unity is the act of welcoming a child into our world and recognizing this soul by name in its human journey. It is a time for parents to dedicate themselves to raising their child in an awareness of God’s loving presence.
You may choose as many people as you wish, or have no Godparents. There is no legal obligation or responsibility made through a Christening service.
For children age 7 & above and adults, we provide a baptism service.
To plan and schedule a christening or baptism, please call the church office at 352-687-2113 or contact us online.