Sunday, April 23, 2017 • 9:15 & 10:45AM Services
"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked, so now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given to the Lord." 1 Samuel 1:27-28 (NIV)
Parent/Child Dedication is a worship ceremony where parents commit themselves to adhere to Biblical principles and to raise their children according to God’s Word. You not only commit your child but you are committing yourselves to maintaining a Christ-like home at all times.
This is an All-Church Celebration. Parents will be committing themselves in front of God and the church family. The church family will commit to parents to encourage and help them through the years ahead. God’s plan for raising children is found in Deuteronomy 6 where He says, “Talk about God’s commands to your children when you are at home, when you are on the road, when you go to bed and when you get up.” The Parent/Child Dedication service is an important part of the spiritual growth path that Jesus himself walked. Parents cannot lead their child down a path they have not taken. Broadmoor believes this milestone is so important that we require parents who want to participate in the Parent/Child Dedication Service to attend two parenting classes before participating in the celebration.
A parenting class for participants will be offered Sunday, March 5, at 9:15AM in the Chapel. Childcare will be available. This class is a prerequisite for participating in the dedication service. Parents who have previously dedicated children at Broadmoor do not need to attend again. Reservations can be made when registering for the dedication.
A celebration luncheon is also scheduled for parents on Sunday, April 2, at 12:15PM in the Community Room. Childcare will be available upon request.
Due to planning requirements, noon on Friday, March 3, 2017, is the final deadline to register for the service and RSVP for the dinner.
For more information, contact Vicki Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.