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Child Dedication Class
May 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Organizer: Gretchen Barlows

Fewer things are more important to us than our children. God has blessed you with a child and the responsibility to be the primary nurturer of their faith. Alone this task could be daunting. As a church family, we are here to support, equip and encourage parents as they grow in faith and pass it along to their child. Read Psalm 78 to fully grasp the intent of God’s plan for parents to be the spiritual leaders and how this is passed from generation to generation.

Child dedication is a wonderful milestone celebrating identity and faith community. Each child is created in God’s image and they bear His fingerprint. The child dedication Sunday service embraces parenting yoked with God. It establishes a larger faith community who will surround your family and speak words of encouragement and partner in raising your child. The blessings shared during the service, acknowledges a larger story line that God is writing, which includes your child and the unique contribution God created for him/her to fulfill. In preparation for this important faith milestone, we want to gather for a meal, invite you to share your faith stories, your parenting desires and hopes, and come alongside you with prayer and resources for the parenting journey. We long for this to be a meaningful time for you as parents, growing in relationships with other parents,l and with the Children’s Ministries team at Christ Community.

So, here’s how it works:
Step 1: Child Dedication Sign-Up
Register here for the class or online through the calendar or in the Weekly Update email. Dinner and childcare are available the evening of the child dedication class. The next class date is May 1, 2019.

Step 2: Child Dedication Class
Join other parents for the celebration and encouragement as we explain and answer any questions you may have about Child Dedication and explore the resources available for parents through Christ Community.
Step 3: Child Dedication Service
Child Dedication will be part of our Sunday morning worship service. Invite your family and friends to join you in service for this special milestone. If you are interested in having your child dedicated, please click here.

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