Rites of Passage

Our building offers a variety of spaces and amenities, both indoors and outdoors, to accommodate your event.



To help make your day special, we offer a variety of resources.

Child Dedications & Naming Ceremonies

Child dedications are an important moment in the life of a congregation. Members of the congregation pledge to provide a community of support, caring, learning, and love for the child and their family. This ritual is available only for members of the congregation, and it’s provided at no charge. Child dedications may be scheduled during a Sunday service, or on alternate days at the request of the family. No alternate officiant may conduct a child dedication at First Unitarian, but alternate officiants may join them in conducting the dedication at the request of the family.

Memorial Services, Funerals & Celebrations of Life

We offer a variety of resources during your difficult time, including help with planning a memorial service, funeral or celebration of life, if you choose.

Ceremonies of Union (Couples, Poly or Other)

Ceremonies of Union are formal ceremonies of commitment without legal standing. Our minister performs these ceremonies as scheduling permits. There is no ceremony cost for members and pledging friends. All persons requesting a ceremony of union must be of legal age to marry in the jurisdiction and may not be directly related through blood or preexisting marriage or adoption. Hannah Notch can be reached at hnotch@ucdsm.org with questions about availability and non-member costs.

Other Services

Please contact Church Staff about any of the following:

  • Baptism
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Bris (with Rabbinical assistance)