Children are such a precious gift from our Creator, and Jesus made a point of welcoming kids. We would love to celebrate with you and thank God for the gift of your little one.
At St Luke’s, we offer two types of ‘christenings’:
- Baptism means ‘washing’, and the water used in baptism is a sign of the washing away of our sins that happened when Jesus died for us on the cross: it says that a person has given up on their old life, and is living a new life following Jesus. It’s a sign for adults who’ve recently started following Jesus, or for the children of adults who themselves are following Jesus and members of a church community.
- A Thanksgiving is a special service to celebrate the gift of your child and name them, recognises they are God’s gift to you, and prays for your child as they grow up in God’s world. If you don’t feel you’re able to make the promises of baptism, the thanksgiving service is a wonderful way to celebrate your child nonetheless.
If you’re interested in a baptism or thanksgiving, please come to a Sunday gathering soon, and meet Dave after church over coffee. Or get in touch anytime with other questions.