What is a Baby Dedication?

Children are a precious gift from the Lord and they belong, ultimately and always, to God – not their parents.  God is responsible for the way in which they were designed and already knows the plan and purpose for their future.  There are several examples of baby dedications in the Bible.  Hannah dedicated her son, Samuel (the son for which she had prayed), to God. (1 Samuel 1:24-28)  Joseph and Mary brought the infant child, Jesus, to the temple following His circumcision at eight days to present Him to the Lord. (Luke 2:22-24)

We know that salvation can only be obtained through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  It cannot be passed on to a child through a baby dedication.  A baby dedication is a confirmation of the parents’ love for God.  It is a clarification of ownership of the child.  It is a commitment from the parents to raise the child God’s way, with the desire that one day the child will receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

When and Where are Baby Dedications Held?

Baby dedications are held by appointment.  Please call our Administration Office at 510.452.0803 for information regarding scheduling.  Baby dedications are held during our 11:00am Sunday Worship Celebration Service.