Sunday, November 8th
11:15-12:45 and 6:15-7:45PM
PaulAnn believes children are a gift from God and we are excited that you are interested in dedicating your baby.
Dedication is a great way to celebrate the child God has given you, but it is also so much more! First, we recognize that our children belong to God and are a gift to us (Psalm 127:3). A baby dedication is not just about the baby, but it is also about the parents following Jesus and seeking His wisdom in rearing your child. A baby dedication is, in reality, a parent/child dedication. The dedication service provides you the opportunity to express publicly your desire to lead and spiritually nurture your child in cooperation with the Holy Spirit so that your child will develop a desire to love God and to love others.
We believe that it is the primary responsibility of the parents to teach their children about God as found in Deuteronomy 6:4-7:
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.