Baby Dedications | Weekend Services
April 27 & 28, 2013

Location: Sanctuary
Contact: babydedication@famfm.com
Details: A child is a God-given trust (Psalm 127:3), and Baby Dedication is a ceremony that signifies your commitment to uphold that trust. It is an event that symbolizes your pledge to raise your child in a Christian home and church where he or she can come to know, love, and serve Jesus. It also signifies a commitment by the people of First Assembly of God to provide a loving, biblical community that supports and prays for your family.

Baby Dedication at First Assembly is not the same as infant baptism. We believe that baptism is a public statement of faith that can be made only by someone who has personally believed in Christ. Infants cannot make a personal decision to believe in Jesus. Older children, however, can make that personal decision, and we offer baptism for those children.

If you have trusted in Christ as your Savior, you are invited to present your child in Christian dedication to the Lord. While parents often dedicate their children while they are young, you may dedicate your child at any age.

In order to participate in Baby Dedication, you must either be a member of our church, serve on one of our volunteer teams, or get expressed permission from one of the pastoral staff. We feel that these criteria are important as a first step for you as parents to understand what we believe and for us to truly be able to partner with you in the spiritual development of your child. If you would like to become a member of First Assembly of God, please Contact Us and ask for membership information.

Step 1: We have three parenting messages from North Point Ministries that we feel will help you start right now to do the things that truly matter the most to you and your child in the future.

Step 2: You will attend a 30-minute orientation during one of our Sunday morning services. Complete the Baby Dedication form to register for the orientation.

Step 3: We would love for you and your family to participate with us in a time of dedication and celebration.

Choose a Dedication Date
Dedications are scheduled during the Saturday 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. When choosing your Baby Dedication date, make sure you can attend a mandatory orientation in advance. Orientations are held on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Children’s Center Library on these dates: For Orientation dates and available Baby Dedication dates, please call 239-936-6277 x316 or email babydedication@famfm.com.

Parents' Covenant
You will be asked if you are able to commit to this pledge: “Declaring Christ as Savior and Lord and believing in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I this day acknowledge that my children are gifts from God, that I am a caretaker by His grace and, therefore, accept the responsibility for raising my family to know and follow Jesus. As a Christian parent:

• I will demonstrate for my child Christian integrity in my personal life. I will teach my child the meaning of
fidelity in my marriage.

• I will show my child the meaning of fellowship and servanthood through my church.

• I will model my faith in my life, in prayer, and in the application of the Bible's truth as I teach my child to
follow Jesus as Lord.

With God as my strength, I promise to give my child every possible benefit of home, school, church, and
community. And I ask His blessing upon him/her to guide and guard through all his/her years. Amen.

Registration and Questions
For more information please call 239-936-6277 x316.