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Sara VanHeel

Pastor, Kids & Family


Baby D = Parent Child Dedications

Baby D Celebration | Sunday, February 10, 2019 @ 2pm

Grace is excited about making baby dedication a special celebration for your family.  This is an opportunity for you to take some time at the beginning of your parenting journey to really think about what will matter most in the life of your child. At the celebration there will be food and refreshments to enjoy.

Steps to participate in this Baby D Celebration:

 1. Register Here!

2.  Homework (don’t worry, it’s easy) & Bring to BabyD Orientation
You will be emailed 2 short videos. These videos will explain your assignment and why it is so meaningful.

2.  Attend Baby-D orientation | Tuesday, January 15 @ 6:30pm in Rm 130
Orientation will last approximately 30 minutes.
You will receive all the details about the upcoming BabyD Celebration.
Please bring your homework.

4.  Send in your pictures to Sara / svanheel@gracefellowshipmn.org
Pictures will be used during the Baby D celebration. Please provide one sweet and 2+ candid shots.
You can bring these to the Orientation or email them to Sara. svanheel@gracefellowshipmn.org

5.  Invite!
This is an exciting moment to share with family and friends.  Invite those that you see joining you in raising your child to know and follow Jesus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before the celebration . . .

How much does BabyD cost?

There is no cost to participate in BabyD.


How many people can I invite?

We will reserve 1-2 tables with 6 chairs at each table for you and your family. All other guests are welcome to sit in our overflow seating area.


What do I need to do between now and the day of the celebration?

Invite your friends and family. A sample invitation will be provided to you at the orientation. You will also need to watch two short videos in preparation for the event. These videos contain homework challenges to be shared on celebration day. You will be emailed a link to these videos as well.


What do I need to bring with me?

Besides your friends, family, and child (don’t forget them at home!), please bring a printed copy of the “homework”—the letter to your child. If you don’t mind sharing its contents with your guests, we suggest bringing a copy for everyone.


The day of the celebration . . .

What time should we arrive?

Doors open half an hour prior to the celebration start time.


What should we wear?

Whatever you and your little one will feel most comfortable in! Some people dress casually in jeans, while others wear more formal attire.


Is this an infant baptism?

No. We believe that a child must be old enough to understand what it means to put their faith in Jesus Christ before they can be baptized. This event is an opportunity for you as parents to publicly declare that you want to raise your child to develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ.


I can barely get my child to sit still long enough to get them dressed. How will they survive the entire celebration day event?

Your child will make noise during the celebration day event. But that’s okay, because so will everyone else’s!


What can I expect on the day of the celebration?

The event should last no more than 45 minutes. The production will include a welcome, a few songs, and a short message. During this time, you will have an opportunity to share your homework. You will also be led in a prayer of dedication before being dismissed.