Baptism And Fellowship
Infant / Child Dedication
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 email the address below and someone will be in contact with you after reserving you registration. Please allow 3 to five business days.
Scheduling of the Ceremony:
In your email please state :
- the desired ceremony month.
- Child’s Name & Birthdate
- Parent(s) Name(s)
- Contact Parent Phone#
- Contact Parent Email Address
Please note that you are not guaranteed your first choice of dedication date but we will work to honor your request. Dedications are held on the 4th-Sunday of each month during our 9:00am worship experience” and remove all content below that up until “Min Patricia Higgins
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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 1st Saturdays
January 5th, 9am – 12pm
February 2th – 9am – 12pm
March 2th, 9am – 12pm
April 6th, 9am – 12pm
May – NO CLASS
June 1st, 9am – 12pm
July – NO CLASS
August – NO CLASS
September 7th, 9am – 12pm
October 5th, 9am – 12pm
November 2nd, 9am – 12pm
December – 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
May – NO DEDICATION
July – NO DEDICATION
August – NO DEDICATION
December – NO DEDICATION
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.
Plan your Wedding
Marriage between a man and a woman is esteemed to be one of God’s most profound expressions of love. The commitment, established through declarations of love and promises of faithfulness a man and woman 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:
Click Here to Register for Premarital Plunge
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Exceptions: Special Courses are arranged at the discretion of the Senior and Executive Pastors of EBC.
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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