We believe that God is intimately involved in every part of our lives and it is good to both celebrate and ask for God’s blessing.
This service is a wonderful way of celebrating your child’s birth and the journey of life you are on as a family. The minister offers a prayer of thanksgiving and a special blessing is given that includes making the sign of the cross on the head, hands, and feet of your child.
You as parents dedicate yourselves to the love and care of your child and the congregation celebrates in your joy. It is our hope that at some time in your child’s life, he or she will choose to be baptised.
Thanksgiving and Blessing usually occurs within a normal service of worship. While there is no expectation of membership, the gathered community of faith represents the enfolding of God’s love for all people.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of a Service of Thanksgiving and Blessing with a Minister, please complete the information form attached to the Welcoming a Child brochure and send it to the church office. A Minister will contact you to begin the conversation.