"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
As parents of a new baby, you are invited to participate in the Baby Dedication Service. This is special time of confirming your commitment to raise your child in a Christian home. Baby Dedication services are held on 2nd Sundays during the regular 10:30 am worship service. To participate in a Baby Dedication service, contact the Church office. Our office will provide the family with the details regarding this sacred service.
BABY DEDICATION SUFFICIENT FOR MY BABY'S SALVATION?
No. According to Scripture, each person, upon recognizing that he/she is a sinner and in need of a Savior, must accept Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior. (Romans 3:10, 23, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9, 10:13)
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE CEREMONY?
An introduction explaining that childhood is a continuing revelation of the ongoing purposes of God to demonstrate His love for humankind.
Secondly, the making of a solemn promise as parent(s) and as a Church that - as far as is possible - we will work together to help bring up this child in ways that please the Lord and bless the family.
Thirdly, to take the child and pronounce God's blessing upon him/her - much like the Lord Jesus did when He was here in Person on earth.
If the parent(s) has chosen a special person to act as a type of God-parent, we encourage this person to join the parent(s) when they make their solemn promise.