04 Apr Investing in Kids
We dedicate children every 3 months. These events are announced via video and print. Families sign up, are contacted and given invitations to give to family and friends. We do the dedications at our 10:30am service. Families are invited onto the platform immediately after worship, the children are prayed for and presented with I’m a Pathway Kid onesie, a college gift card [LEAF] with an initial contribution made by the church and some coupons for new clothing at our Kids Store. The congregation is asked to stand and are charged to come alongside these families as we corporately invest in the children God has given us. A reception for families follows the service with a simple lunch and a brief word from the senior pastor. The family are then presented with a book entitled, I Prayed for You.
NOTE: At our last dedication, two families brought fifteen family members and friends. We had 70 at the reception.
Contributed by Allen Austin | Pathway Vineyard Church | Lewiston, ME