The arrival of a child is one of the most significant experiences in life, both for parents and children! It’s the first step in life for your child, so it’s great to take that step with the blessing of God. It’s also a time of growth and challenge for parents. So we offer a special space to welcome and bless, during morning worship, for the birth of a child.
The basis for these services of welcome we take from the Bible, where the gospels tell us Jesus welcomed little children, placed his hands on them and blessed them:
People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he was indignant. He said to them, “let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth; anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms put his hands on them and blessed them. (Mark 10:13-16)
We have put together an information sheet so you can think about it (click the image above). If you would like to enquire about a service of welcome and blessing please get in touch.
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