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Infant & Child Dedications

Every human life is a gift from God. In the Psalms it says, “Don’t you see that children are GOD’S best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?” In response to this gift, God’s people have honored him by dedicating their children to his purposes.

We find this in the story of Jesus’ own life: “When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord” (Luke 2:22).

We believe that children belong to God, and are entrusted into our hands for but a season. It’s a call to love and protect, to challenge, and to gradually and eventually release these precious children. It requires every resource we have.

The good news is that we don’t have to do this on our own. Jesus talks about God’s mother-like desire to "gather (her) children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings..." (Matthew 23:37). God is there all along the way of a child’s growth, and his resources are there for the asking.

And within the Church, we’re called to ensure that no parent stands alone… that no child is without many aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters. We’re here to help them bear this awesome responsibility of raising children.

Dedications will be once a month on the 2nd Sunday of the month. If you'd like to dedicate your infant or child, please contact our Office Administrator at (734) 477-9135 x111, or send an email with the following information:

* child's name
* the name of each parent
* your phone number and e-mail address
* the child's birthdate
* who would you like on the stage during the dedication
* which pastor you would like to perform the ceremony
* photo of the child


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