A new child is an important event where joyful responsibility begins.
Because you and your family matter to God, we want to help you as much as we can.
We want to encourage you in your commitment to your child.
A thanksgiving service is just as it sounds—giving thanks to God for the arrival of your child and praying for his hand on their life. In the Service of Thanksgiving, we ask you formally to name your child. We pray for you as parents, and godparents can act as witnesses and promise to support you. If you don't attend our church regularly and are not at the stage of committing to Jesus as your Lord and saviour, we recommend this very meaningful service.
We encourage you to attend one of our Sunday services and ask to meet with a minister.
Both the 10.30am and 5pm services offer a children's program
WHAT ABOUT A BAPTISM SERVICE?
Baptism by water is offered to to parents who belong to our church and profess faith in Jesus as Lord and saviour.
Regular church attendance is a normal expression of the Christian life.
Infant baptism firstly acknowledges the faith of the parents, and celebrates God's faithfulness to his promises; Secondly, parents promise to bring the child into the life of the local church.
At All Saints we take these promises seriously, but understand that not all families are at this point
on their journey with Jesus. If you feel this is you we still welcome you and encourage you to choose the THANKSGIVING service. Bringing a child for baptism without intending to belong to church is like
asking your local Surf Club for a red and yellow cap, but never learning to swim or serve on patrol.
We'd love to discuss the right ceremony for you!