Infant/Child Dedication is the means by which parents publicly declare their commitment to begin raising their children in a Christ-centered environment. Dedications are celebrated in the context of worship as a sign that we, the Emmanuel Church Family and the larger Christian community, commit to partnering with parents, offering them prayerful support, guidance and encouragement as the family continues to grow in their connection to Christ.
Infant/Child dedication are for children two months to five years of age. Before dedicating a child at EBC, parents are required to complete our class entitled, Guidance for God’s Parents (GGP). The class is offered on 2nd Saturdays from 9:00 am- 12:00 Noon (See our schedule below). The fee for the class is $25.00 for the first adult and $10.00 for each additional adult associated with a child. We encourage both parents to attend; however, at least one parent must be in attendance. We also welcome the attendance of godparents and grandparents, though they are not obligated to be present.
Advance registration is required. Parents should complete the registration form using the link below. Someone will be in contact with you after reserving you registration. Please allow 3 to five business days.
Scheduling of the Ceremony:
On the registration form please state the desired ceremony month. Please note that you are not guaranteed your first choice but we will work to honor your request. Dedications are held on the 4th-Sunday of each month during our 9:00am worship experience (Holidays are excluded).
(The maximum number of families per service = (4) four).
GUIDANCE FOR GOD’S PARENTS
Classes will be held 2nd Saturdays
August 11th, 9am – 12pm
September 8th, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
October 13th, 9am-12pm
November 3rd, 9am-12pm
December – NO CLASS
Additional Classes for 2019:
January 12th, 9am – 12pm
February 9th – 9am – 12pm
March 9th, 9am – 12pm
April 13th, 9am – 12pm
May 11th, 9am – 12pm
June – NO CLASS
July – NO CLASS
***At least one parent or legal guardian must be in attendance. Godparents are encouraged to attend. Infant(s), child(ren), and villagers are welcome.
6:30 pm added for synchronization only. Parents will be notified of our 5:30 pm end time in the event they desire to attend worship.
CHILD/INFANT DEDICATION CEREMONY
4th Sundays, 9am or 11am
For more information about GUIDANCE FOR GOD’S PARENTS sessions or our Dedication Services, please contact us with the following information:
Child’s Name & Birthdate
Contact Parent Phone#
Contact Parent Email Address (if different from current)
Class Date Request
Worship Service Date/Time Request
Number of Persons expected to attend class _____Adult ______Children
Jan.-May 2019 class and service dates will be posted to our website by Dec. 21, 2018.
Min. Patricia Huggins
Phone: (718) 622-1107, ext. 178