Family Dedication Celebration
Saturday, September 22 | 9 am
Thank you for joining us at our Family Dedication Celebration. We are honored to partner with you from the very beginning of your journey as parents. We want to be a consistent source of encouragement, strength, and resources as you raise your child to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In order to best prepare you for the celebration, please WATCH THESE TWO VIDEOS.
In one, you will be challenged to complete a short assignment that you will bring with you to the celebration. In the other you will be challenged to invite friends and family that will join you on the journey of raising your little one. We are praying for you and your family as you prepare for this special day!
Let us know how many guests your family anticipates by September 10:
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What is the age range for family participation?
This event is for families with children age 3 and younger.
How many people can I invite?
We will reserve 1 table with 9 chairs for you and your family. If you have more guests we will add additional seating at another table.
What do I need to bring with me?
Besides your friends, family, and child (don’t forget them at home!), please bring a printed copy of the “homework” — the letter to your child. If you don’t mind sharing its contents with your guests, we suggest bringing a copy for everyone.
What time should we arrive?
Our event begins at 9 am with a light breakfast.
What should we wear?
Whatever you and your little one will feel most comfortable in! Some people dress casually in jeans, while others wear more formal attire.
Is this an infant baptism?
No. This event is an opportunity for you as parents to publically declare that you want to raise your child to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and invite your faith family to join you! Also it’s a chance for us as a church to come alongside your family to celebrate. (Formal baptism or dedication takes place during our worship services. If your family would like more information please contact the main church office.)
What can I expect on the day of the celebration?
The event should last no more than 60 minutes. Our time includes a light breakfast and a short message of encouragement. We will end with an opportunity for you to share your homework as we pray a special blessing over your family.
I can barely get my child to sit still long enough to get them dressed. How will they survive the entire event?
Your child will make noise during the event. But that’s okay, because so will everyone else’s!
Will there be a photographer?
We will have a backdrop set up for family photos. Please bring your own camera, and we will have a staff member or volunteer to take your picture.