Because Westside is such a young and vibrant church with dozens of new babies born every year, we have made it simple to participate in Parent Dedication.
We conveniently host two Saturday Parent Dedication services each year to accommodate most schedules. Before participating in the service, all parents are required to attend a Preparation for Parent Dedication class, which are offered several weeks before the dedication. Parents will select and sign up for the class that works best with their schedule on the Parent Dedication registration form.
Due to the fact that we host the dedication on a Saturday morning, we are able to take a little time with each family. Parents are encouraged to invite family, friends and anyone who will be an influence in their or their child’s life. A pastoral leader will gather with each family and spend plenty of time connecting with and praying with the family about the new child. After this time of prayer, families are encouraged to enjoy refreshments at their table or step out to the vignette area for a family photo to commemorate the day.