Baby Dedication Parent Class

This class is for parents who would like to learn more about dedicating or baptizing their child at Kensington Church.

The Baby Dedication/Baptism Ceremony is appropriate for babies and young children up to age four. You do not need to be a member of Kensington, but we ask that you are a regular attender.

The first step is attending this required Parent Class. This one-hour class is an informal discussion about the Biblical basis for baptizing or dedicating your child, how the two options are similar and different, and what you can expect from Kensington's ceremony. Questions are encouraged. You can have your child/children in the Nursery or Kids program during the class. At the class you will also receive information on registering for an upcoming ceremony.

Traverse City Parent Classes will last for 30 minutes and childcare will not be available due to taking place after services have finished.

What to Expect

  • Our in-person services/events will be a physically-distanced gathering. Individuals will be asked to abide by social distancing recommendations.
  • A reservation system has been created to ensure safety and social distancing. Entry will require a confirmation email for each individual in your party. Once your spot(s) is reserved, your name(s) will be added to our guest list for a quick, no-scanning entry process – just state your name at check-in.
  • All in attendance will be asked to wear a mask or face covering anytime inside buildings or homes. If you are unable to physically-distance outside we ask that you wear a mask or face covering.
  • If you have you experienced any of the following COVID-19 symptoms in the past 48 hours: • fever or chills • NEW cough • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • fatigue • muscle or body aches • headache • new loss of taste or smell • NEW sore throat • congestion or runny nose • nausea or vomiting • diarrhea or have been around someone exposed or potentially exposed, please stay home for the safety of others.

  • The Kensington Executive Leadership Team gathers data from a multitude of sources and continues to monitor trends and listen to updates from our government leaders. Our decision making, though sometimes affected by governmental laws, has not been driven by regulations. Rather it is done in peace not in fear, through intentional prayer, by listening to the Spirit and taking the proper detailed precautions to ensure the safety of all involved especially our people who are immunocompromised, our precious children and our valuable older contingency. We love this community and value each and every one of you. Thank you for supporting us in this decision and following our protocols which call for everyone in our buildings to wear mask.

    Orion Troy

    February 21 @ 12:45pm | Virtual Class

    February 7 @ 12:00pm | Virtual Class

    April 18 @ 12:00pm | Virtual Class

    June 6 @ 12:00pm | Virtual Class

    September 19 @ 12:00pm | Virtual Class

    November 14 @ 12:00pm | Virtual Class

    Birmingham Clinton Township

    Traverse City Clarkston

    Varies by campus

    Date / Time

    Please enter your name and information, your spouse's name, and your child's complete name and birth date.

    Both parents are strongly encouraged to attend the Parent Class, but only one person in the family needs to complete this online registration process.

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