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Morgan L’s Story

Morgan L of Bloomingdale shares her story.

Dave W’s Story

Dave W of Itasca shares his story.

Xavier G’s Story

Xavier G of Berkeley shares his story.

Joshua V’s Story

Joshua V of Roselle shares his story.

Jennifer B’s Story

Jennifer B of Glendale Heights shares her story.

Joe M’s Story

Joe M of Bloomingdale shares his story.

Scott R’s Story

Scott R of Wheaton shares his story.

Child Dedication – January 2017

CHILD DEDICATION CLASS
Wed Jan 10, 7-8pm – Coffeehouse

Interested in dedicating your child? Join us for a overview class prepping you for the child dedication.   Facilitated by Daniel Riemenschneider (danielr@bloomingdalechurch.org).
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CHILD DEDICATION CELEBRATION
Sun Jan 28, 9:45am – Coffeehouse
We’re throwing a party for the families who are dedicating their child at church. Check your kids in, and then join us in celebrating together in the Coffeehouse (and drinking made-to-order hot drinks and eating treats).

Child Dedications

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Why does Bloomingdale Church encourage child dedications?
Child dedication is a public covenant of parents that they will raise their child in a Christ-honoring home. They are promising to be faithful parents and the congregation also affirms their public support of the family.

How does a family go about dedicating their child?
To dedicate a child, the parent(s) or guardian(s) are encouraged to be attendees of the church, since they are making a public promise and the congregation is also making a promise to them.

What happens at the dedication?
The short ceremony is normally held at the beginning of one of the public worship hours. Parents stand before the congregation with their child and answer the question “Do you hereby promise, to the best of your ability and with God’s help, to raise (your child’s name) in a home where Scriptural principles are lived and taught so that he/she will someday want to trust Jesus as his/her Lord and Savior? If so, please declare ‘We do.’” The congregation also responds to the question, “Do you promise to support (name of parents) in their God-given responsibilities to (child’s name)?” The pastor offers a prayer for the child and parents. Grandparents or a support person(s) can stand with the couple in the tradition of the “God-parents.” This is an optional element and the choice of the couple.

Remy H., a student we met through Crossroads Kids Club at DuJardin Elementary School, was dedicated at Bloomingdale Church on October 29, 2017.  After attending Crossroads and receiving a Bible, Remy asked if he could go through the child dedication process.  We are so thankful that he had the desire to acknowledge God’s love for him.  Remy’s parents, godparents, and our church family committed to praying for him as he continues to grow in his faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

What is Child Dedication?
When we dedicate children, we celebrate the life of the child and ask the parents and the church body to raise up the child to know God. It’s a community covenant to one another. At Bloomingdale Church, we dedicate children of any age.

Learn more about child dedication at Bloomingdale Church.