You Don’t Have to Parent Alone
May 1st, 2018 | April Karli
As a young mother, little things that people did to support me made a huge difference.
When our second daughter, Lydia, was born I was outnumbered! Thankfully, younger women in our church community would come over to play with Jessica. Older women offered me encouragement and my peers offered commiseration. Knowing I had a community that loved and cared about me and my girls helped me so much.
At Austin Mustard Seed, we want our kids to grow up knowing how precious they are to God and having a vision for how to follow Jesus. Parents are the primary ones who teach their kids about Jesus—but they can’t do it alone! They need a community of spiritual aunts, uncles, and grandparents who personally support them and model the teachings of Jesus.
Child Dedication Sunday
Sunday, May 13 is Child Dedication Sunday at Austin Mustard Seed.
At a child dedication, parents commit to teaching their kids about the way of Jesus. As a community, we pledge to teach, model, and share our faith with the children in our midst helping them grow in the things Jesus taught.
This celebration marks our commitment as a community to each other, including our kids.
How to Participate
- Parents, please come and bring your kids! If you have not participated in a Child Dedication before, now’s the time. Be prepared to introduce them and tell us a little about them.
- If you do not have kids participating, please be there to pledge your support. Do your best to learn the children’s names as well as how you can support their parents.
- Invite your family! This is a great moment to celebrate with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. It’s also a way to introduce them to our church community.
- Invite another parent. If you have friends who are parents and who need support like I did, this is a great opportunity to introduce them to our Austin Mustard Seed.
We love our kids and incorporate them in our Liturgy and other events. But Child Dedication Sunday is unique and only happens once a year.
Clear your calendar and tell your friends!