“Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
As Christians we believe that “it takes a village”. Community, support, and trust in God are a huge part of successful parenting. That is why we offer parents an opportunity to have a baby dedication for their child.
What is a baby dedication?
A baby dedication is a public ceremony symbolizing a parent’s commitment to raise their child knowing the Lord. The congregation also commits to help guide the child in the ways of God and to show him or her the joy of the love of Jesus.
What to expect?
In a baby dedication the legal guardians of the child publicly declare their intentions to raise their child knowing the Lord, to dedicate this child’s life and purpose to God, and to continuously seek God’s wisdom to guide their family. During the service the congregation is charged to also care for the child and represent Christ to them. In this way the child’s upbringing is dedicated to the Lord both for their guardians and their church family. You will receive a keepsake certificate commemorating the dedication ceremony.
Can I dedicate my baby?
Anyone is welcome to have a baby dedication service at our church.
Can I have an outside pastor perform the dedication?
You may have any Seventh-day Adventist minister of your choosing perform the baby dedication.
What to do
Special effort is taken to accommodate the requests of the family, so contact the office manager to arrange a date for this very special public promise.