When: Sunday July 19th 11:00 AM Service
What: We will be having a Baby Dedication on July 19th. This is an opportunity for parents to publicly dedicate their child to the Lord, and raise them to follow God. If you would like to dedicate your child you can sign up on the form.
Why: It is intended to be a public statement by the parents that they will train their children to love God and seek to instill that faith in them. The congregation often responds through responsive reading or some other method to affirm that they, as a church family, will also seek to encourage the parents to bring up the child in the faith.
The idea of dedicating a child to the Lord can be found in the Bible. Hannah was a barren wife who promised to dedicate her child to God if He would give her a son (1 Samuel 1:11).
Does a baby mean salvation for our child? There is no implied salvation in the ceremony, but this is a public commitment of the parents.