Webster defines the word “dedicate” as “to set apart for, or to devote to, a special purpose.” As we begin to close the year that marks the 300th Anniversary of the founding of First Parish Church Kingston, we will dedicate the monument in front of the Meetinghouse that marks this anniversary by honoring our past while looking toward our future. We will also have a Service of Dedication for some of our children. In Unitarian Universalism,  a Dedication is the ritual in which we welcome infants and children in our midst, and recognize that each of them is set apart for a special purpose.