What this Service is for
- looks to the Past and gives thanks
- is a Family celebration - welcoming your new baby
- can be arranged immediately - either in a church service or as a separate family occasion
- Includes a Naming ceremony and prayers for God's blessing on your child and home
Parents can choose Supporting Friends (like Godparents) and receive a Certificate.
We like to arrange a Thanksgiving Service as soon as possible after you first contact us .... and to make this a real Family Celebration with all your family and friends.
This service includes a 'Naming' of your child, gives you the opportunity to invite 2-3 friends to stand with you - and includes prayers for God's blessing on your new baby and home.
Because this is a family occasion, the service can either take place as part of a Sunday church service or as a separate family event at a separate time (not necessarily a Sunday). Hymns can be chosen and friends can take part.
As the Thanksgiving is your Family Celebration, and your child's baptism may not be arranged for a little while later, you might like to invite family and friends to the Thanksgiving and and, after the service, to hold a party to celebrate the birth of your new baby.