"For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ Jesus have clothed yourself with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."
CHILD DEDICATION & BAPTISM
The sacrament of baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. Through baptism a person is joined with the universal church, the body of Christ. In baptism, God works in us the power of forgiveness, the renewal of the spirit, and the knowledge of the call to be God's people always.
A baby dedication is a ceremony in which believing parents, and sometimes entire families, make a commitment before the Lord to raise that child according to God's Word and God's ways.
Many Christian churches practice baby dedication instead of infant baptism (also known as Christening) as their primary celebration of a child's birth into the community of faith. The use of dedication varies widely from denomination to denomination.
For more information about baptism, please visit the ucc.org website