Dedicating your baby at Victoria

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what is it ?

Baby dedication is a way of thanking God for his gift of a new life and dedicating you, as parents, to God as you being the roller-coaster ride of being a mum or dad.

It is a way of saying a heart-felt thank you to God for the gift of a new life – your baby. We believe every individual is valued by God and so we create this special moment at which we pray for you and your baby

what part does the rest of the church play

At the service itself we usually ask the congregation to promise to help you in the task of bringing up your child. Of course there will only be a few of the church members who have personal contact with your baby (in the crèche for example) but we want you to know that we are with you in the task of parenting.

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Jesus did it

Jesus himself blessed little children when they were brought to him and it is his blessing we are seeking when we pray for your baby and also for you.

In the Bible there are many examples of how much importance God gives to little children and we want our church to be a child-friendly zone.

is it different from christening or baptism?

Only slightly. It's different because we don't use water and we don't believe that dedication makes your baby a Christian – that must be a personal decision in later life. But we do believe that God's blessing is released in their life and in yours as we pray together and commit ourselves to being along-side you in the task of parenting.

how do I prepare for dedication?

When we know you would like your child to be dedicated one of our ministers will come and see you to talk through the promises you will be making in the service. He will also chat with you about ways in which we can make the event meaningful for you.

what if my partner doesn't see themselves as a Christian?

That is not a problem to us, however we prefer to modify some of the promises so you can both say them with honesty.

What if I'm a lone parent

No problem. We would like you to participate in this just as a pair of parents. We fully recognise the enormous challenge of being in your position and want the church to be place that supports you in your role.

This week at Victoria

April 2018

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Wednesday 25th April 2018

CAMEO  10.00 am to 12.00pm in Welcome Centre

Sunday 29th April 2018

5th Sunday Celebration  10.30am in Main Auditorium

May 2018

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Sunday 6th May 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Encounter - Worship Event  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Saturday 12th May 2018

Flow Cafe  10.00am to 12.00noon in Ground Floor

Sunday 13th May 2018

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Sunday 20th May 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Evening Service  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Monday 21st May 2018

Cardarama 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Welcome Centre

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Kids' Football 5.30pm to 6.30pm in Gildredge House Sports Hall

Sunday 27th May 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

June 2018

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Encounter - Worship Event  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Sunday 10th June 2018

Family Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Sunday 17th June 2018

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

Evening Service  5.30pm to 6.30pm in Main Auditorium

Sunday 24th June 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Sunday Reflections Service  11.15am in Main Auditorium

July 2018

Sunday 1st July 2018

Sunday Celebration Service  9.30am in Main Auditorium

Saturday 14th July 2018

Flow Cafe  10.00am to 12.00noon in Ground Floor

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