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Baby Dedications


Christen is an English word which means "to bring to Christ." What a beautiful moment when we offer our chidlren back to the Lord. Although scripture does not mention anything about the ordinance of christening or dedicating children; however, the following scriptures reference this special moment in a child and parent's life:

  • Hannah dedicated her son Samuel to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:27,28
  • Jesus was dedicated to the Lord as a baby (Luke 2:22) and baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:13-17).
  • In Mark 10:11-13 we read: “People were bringing little children to Jesus to have Him touch them, but
    the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little
    children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell
    you the truth; anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it’.
    And He took the children in His arms, put His hand on them and blessed them.”

 It is primarily from these passages of Scripture that we model our service of dedication and present a child to the Lord.

Baby dedications at TCAC will be celebrated on Family Fifth Sundays in the 10:00 am service.  Family Fifth Sundays are on the Fifth Sunday of the month.  There are generally four per year.


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