At FCC, we offer the option for parents to have their children dedicated in one of our services, a few times a year. If you’re interested in dedicating your baby at FCC, registration is required. Please scroll down and click on our next event (under ‘upcoming events’) for the registration link and instructions.
What is a baby dedication?
A baby dedication is not a baptism. We do not baptize infants. It also does not ensure that the baby will make it to heaven. The Bible says that a baby is a blessing from God. When you decide to dedicate your son or daughter, you are acknowledging the awesome responsibility God has given you in raising your child. A baby dedication is a ceremony that expresses your desire as parents to raise your son or daughter in the ways of the Bible, and to ask God to use your child for His purpose.
Why should I dedicate my infant?
Mary and Joseph took baby Jesus to the temple to be dedicated to God. As followers of Christ, we want to also make this public declaration to your family and your church. It is invaluable to be able to tell children as they are growing up that they belong to Jesus and that you have asked God to use them in a formal declaration.
What if my child is older and I have not dedicated him/her as an infant?
Generally, we encourage parents who have not dedicated their child to God to do so if the child is still 5 years old or younger.