This past Sunday, our congregation experienced the beautiful Sacrament of the Blessing of Children. Avery Leigh Gorman and Griffin Daniel Gorman were both blessed while surrounded by family and the congregation. Each also received a lovely prayer shawl made by friends of the church.
When families bring their babies to be blessed by the elders, they are responding to God’s grace by choosing to raise their child in God’s loving community and promising to provide guidance and nurture throughout the child’s lifetime. The congregation also commits to being a loving community in which the child can thrive and grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ.