Child Dedications

What a wonderful gift children are! NCCC loves to celebrate as a church body when a family chooses to dedicate their child to the Lord.

Throughout the year, there are several dates available for “Dedication Weekends.” Families can choose from these dates to dedicate their child during one of our weekend services. “In-Home Dedications” are also available if you desire a date that is not listed.

Please read Steps 1-3 for details.

Step #1 – Understand What Baby Dedication Means
The act of dedicating children to the Lord was a common practice of blessing among God’s people in biblical times. In addition, it was also a statement of recognition, on the part of the parents, that their child belonged to God. As Christians today, we dedicate children with the same purpose in mind.

The dedication celebration is more than a ritual. It is a commitment on the part of the parents to honor the will and Word of God. It also differs from baptism. Click HERE to read the attached handout titled “You and Your Baby’s Dedication” for more information.

Step #2 – Choose a Date
Dates for upcoming child dedications are listed below. Click on the service you prefer, then complete the online registration. Or click here to request an “In-Home Dedication.”

2015 Child Dedication Weekends

May 23 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

May 24 at 8:45am [REGISTER]

May 24 at 10:45am [REGISTER]

May 24 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

June 27 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

June 28 at 8:45am [REGISTER]

June 28 at 10:45am [REGISTER]

June 28 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

August 22 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

August 23 at 8:45am [REGISTER]

August 23 at 10:45am [REGISTER]

August 23 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

September 26 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

September 27 at 8:45am [REGISTER]

September 27 at 10:45am [REGISTER]

September 27 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

November 21 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

November 22 at 8:45am [REGISTER]

November 22 at 10:45am [REGISTER]

November 22 at 6:00pm [REGISTER]

(2016 dates will be posted in December 2015)

Step #3 – Confirmation and Logistical Information
Our admin staff will contact you to confirm your online registration has been received.

A pastor will contact you the week prior to the dedication.

On the dedication day, please check in with an usher 15 minutes prior to the start of the service. They will direct you to sit near the front right hand corner of the Family Center for easy access to the stage. If extended family and friends wish to sit with you, please ask them to also arrive early in order to save seats.

We encourage you to make sure of our nursery facilites after your child has been dedicated.

For additional information, email • (760) 929-0029 x119