+ BAPTISMS & Dedications

Welcome your new baby!
Celebrate a tradition with your toddler!

Rev. Chris performs Baptisms, Baby Dedications, Naming Ceremonies (both religious and non-religious) and multicultural baby welcoming services to honor the infant's family traditions and the new member of their family.  NO CHURCH NEEDED. NO classes to attend either.  Have your ceremony in your home, or in a park or public venue. 
Families who are not affiliated with a specific church or religion but want to have their infants or TODDLERS or young children baptized or hold a naming or dedication/welcoming ceremony can do so! 

These beautiful BAPTISMAL ceremonies include not only the naming of the child but for religious services, also incorporates baptism with water and traditional blessings of the child and family along with the selection of 'god parents' or 'guide parents'.

The Naming or Welcoming Ceremonies, compared to a Baptism or Christening, are similar but don't contain baptizing by water or ritual prayers and/or responses. Instead of god parents, guide parents (sponsors, guardians) are chosen and become a part of the ceremony. 

blending of a traditional christening and a naming ceremony.  It can incorporate traditional, cultural or contemporary features, as the parents wish. 

Typically, the minister provides the ceremony's features
, after consulting
with the parents.  If god-parents or guide-parents are selected, they are also involved in the ceremony with promises of future guidance and love.

Baptisms, Naming Ceremonies and Dedications usually take plac
e at least six weeks after birth but typically before the child is three or four years old.   Keepsake certificates are issued by Rev. Christine for all naming, baptism and dedication ceremonies. 

Contact Rev. Chris for more information.  There is a standard fee for this service - see below.  Advance notice is required.

        *    For Baptism/Dedications in Milwaukee WI, Waukesha WI, Ozaukee WI or Manatee FL Counties   
                        $200 - per child and includes baptismal certificate.  **  2022 Rate is $250
                        $ 175 - per child for multiple baptisms performed the same day and location. 
                        (Infant twins, only one fee.)
        *    For Baptisms outside of the above counties, please call for a fee.
             The fee is paid in advance to book the date, time and location. 
             Checks, Credit cards, Venmo and Paypal are all accepted.

        NOTE:    No baptismal classes are required.  
                       Adult baptisms are also performed including adults in palliative care.

Baptism venues ideally should have a minimum of stairs/steps and not require hiking or climbing.