Child dedication is a very special commitment for a family. It is a public declaration by parents or guardians, in front of friends and family, committing oneself to raise their child to know the Lord and value the things that the Lord values.
We put a lot of thought and planning into how best to make Child Dedications more memorable and meaningful – we wanted to offer more than just a quick mention from stage during a regular service. We decided to host a special service, just for friends and family of those dedicating their Children. This service would be held after the regular service and would have a reception to follow.
During the Child Dedication Service, Pastor Ken gave a brief message describing why Antioch does a Child Dedication. Then, each family was invited on stage to read aloud a prayer they had prepared for their child.
Following the service, families were invited to the commons to have a professional family photo taken by Tony Qurio and share in a time of fellowship and cake! Each family was also given copies of the photos and an Antioch diaper bag tag.
Remember, your child does not have to be a baby to participate in the Child Dedication. Stay tuned for more information on future Child Dedication dates.
Below are a few photos from the event.
Visit out our photobucket album and enter the password AntiochKids to download photos for your own personal albums.