- March 18
- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Event Category:
We at Kids First Nursery join you in celebrating your child, God’s gift! Please prayerfully consider dedicating your baby to the Lord similar to the way Jesus was presented at the temple in Luke 2. Baby dedication is not a “baptism.” It is, however, a parental promise before the Lord to raise this child in a godly, Christ-centered home.
Child Dedication is available to Grand Rapids First members and regular attenders. An orientation will take place typically the week before the dedication. You will be contacted about the orientation details.
We invite you and your guests to a cake reception immediately following the Child Dedication. Please let us know an approximate number of guests you expect so that we can plan accordingly.
Pastor Sam requests that parents select a verse of scripture that is especially meaningful to the life of each child. This verse will be projected on the screen as your child is dedicated. The verse may be something that the Lord has given you in the past or something that you want to begin to speak into your child’s life.
Below are some scripture suggestions. Should you choose a different verse, please provide the scripture reference and which version of the Bible you are using.
We look forward to seeing you at orientation.
Elaine Cook – Director
Brecken Pitsch & Sara Kruchowski – Coordinators
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)
But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24 (NIV)
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9 (NIV)
We pray…that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10 (NIV)
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalms 139:13 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Psalms 37:3 (NIV)
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4(ESV)
And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. Philippians 1:6 (TLB)
I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. Genesis 12:2 (NIV)
Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Psalms 103:1(NLT)
Let all that I am praise the Lord; May I never forget the good things He has done for me. Psalms 103:2 (NLT)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)
I asked the Lord to give me this child, and he has granted my request. Now I am giving her to the Lord, and she will belong to the Lord her whole life. 1 Samuel 1:27-28 (NLT)