Infant / Child Dedication
Emmanuel Baptist Church Infant / Child Dedication
Infant/Child Dedication is how parents publicly declare their commitment to begin raising their children in a Christ-centered environment and is for children from birth to five (5) years of age. We celebrate dedications in the context of worship as a sign that we, the Emmanuel Baptist Church (EBC) Family and the larger Christian community, commit to partnering with parents, offering them prayerful support, guidance, and encouragement as their families continue to grow in connection to Christ.
Before dedicating a child, EBC requires parents to complete our class entitled, Guidance for God’s Parents (GGP). Our course takes place on 1st Saturdays from 9 am – 11 am online. The class fees are $25.00 for the first adult and $10.00 for each additional adult associated with a child. Payments must be made before attending the class. We encourage both parents to attend; however, at least one parent must be in attendance. We encourage the attendance of godparents and grandparents and welcome all others.
Advance registration is required. Please email your request for a registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete and return your registration form. An EBC representative will contact you within 3 – 5 business days to confirm your class and dedication schedule.
Scheduling of the Ceremony:
On the registration form, please identify two options for your dedication month of choice. Note that you are not guaranteed your first choice; however, we will attempt to honor your request.
In-house Dedications: 4th Saturdays, 5:00 pm, Sundays, 9:00 am, and 11:00 am Worship Services.
Online Dedications: 1st Saturdays during class from 10:30 am – 11 am.
INFANT/CHILD DEDICATION CEREMONY
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Marriage is esteemed to be one of God’s most profound expressions of love. The commitment, established through declarations of love and promises of faithfulness two individuals make to one another, is regarded in scripture as being reminiscent of the spiritual union between Christ Jesus and the Church.
In order to be wedded at Emmanuel or by one of our associate ministers (ordained clergy), couples must attend and complete PREMARITAL PLUNGE; a small-group style pre-marriage session wherein engaged couples and couples contemplating marriage explore and discuss matters that have been found to have a profound impact on the marital relationship. These full-day sessions are held quarterly on a designated Saturday. The fee for the session is $50.00 per couple and is applied to help offset the cost of the session. Please complete the registration form and you will be contacted within 3 to 5 business days. For more information please email:
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Scheduling the Ceremony:
After completing PREMARITAL PLUNGE, the couple will once again be put in contact with a Ceremony Administrator who will assist in scheduling a ceremony at Emmanuel or arranging for one of Emmanuel’s clergy to perform the ceremony at an alternate location. The Ceremony Administrator will also establish a time for the couple to come in and formalize the terms of the wedding agreement. The signed agreement is to be accompanied by a $500.00 deposit.
All other costs/fees associated with the ceremony will be determined and noted in the agreement. All fees are to be paid in full one (1) month prior to the ceremony. To make wedding arrangements, please contact EBC’s Ceremony Administrator:
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