Rites of Passage at All Souls
Rites of passage are an essential feature of a well-lived life. Whether you seek a place to celebrate your marriage, renew your vows or honor the life of a loved one, All Souls ministers and staff offer meaningful opportunities to mark the significant transitions of life within the supportive environment of a religious community.
In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, the congregation welcomes children into the warm and supportive environment of our religious community through a simple ceremony. Officiated by a minister and attended by parents and often other members of the family and sometimes godparents, the child is named, blessed and offered the gift of a rose, the symbol of the beauty of the child’s unfolding life. These dedications can take place during our Sunday morning worship services in the sanctuary, or they can be scheduled for the chapel at other times of the day and week. Sometimes, they happen in the family home.
Memorial services are occasions to grieve the loss and honor the life of our loved ones in the presence of family and friends. A typical All Souls memorial service liturgy features music, poetry, prayer and reflections from a minister, as well as tributes from family and friends. Our All Souls ministers and staff would be glad to serve your family’s needs. We welcome inquiries from non-members and others who wish to celebrate the lives of their loved ones with a memorial service at All Souls.