It is a privilege to prepare for this special service in which you, as a parent, give back to God what He has so graciously given you. Dedication is not baptism or a sacrament of any kind. It does not impart salvation on the child, rather, dedication is the parent’s commitment to God to raise the child in His ways. The dedication ceremony is a time to publicly make that commitment to pray for the child, love the child and guide the child toward a personal relationship with Christ.
If you would like to participate in Baby Dedication, please contact Audrey Pennant at APennant@cbcnyc.org or call the Church Office at (212) 975-0170.