At Athey Creek, we have the opportunity to join with parents of new babies in prayer and dedicate their children to the Lord. At that time, we also encourage our congregation to continue to pray for these children as they grow.
In 1 Samuel 1, Hannah promised to dedicate her son to the Lord when He blessed her with a child (1 Samuel 1:11). In the New Testament, Joseph and Mary took baby Jesus to the temple for dedication (Luke 2:22). Although we do not think this is something a family has to do, we believe that dedicating a new baby to the Lord is a very powerful, special thing. We love supporting our families and encouraging them in this way!