How much does Family Dedication cost?
There is no cost to participate.
What do I need to do between now and the day of the celebration?
Invite your friends and family. An invitation can be downloaded here. You will also need to watch two short videos in preparation for the event. These videos contain homework challenges to be shared with your friends on celebration day (not on stage).
What do I need to bring with me?
Besides your friends, family, and child (don’t forget them at home!), please bring a printed copy of the “parent worksheet" - the letter to your child. If you don’t mind sharing its contents with your guests, we suggest bringing a copy for everyone.
What time should we arrive?
There will be a reception set-up in the Fellowship Hall. Doors will open at 9:10 AM.
What should we wear?
Whatever you and your little one will feel most comfortable in! Some people dress casually in jeans, while others wear more dressy attire.
Can a single parent participate?
Yes! Family dedication signifies the commitment of parents, including single parents, to do their best to raise their child to be a follower of Jesus Christ. We encourage single parents to include any important figures in their child’s life to be a part of the dedication. As a church, Fort Caroline is committed to supporting single parents in providing a Christian foundation for their child’s upbringing
Is this an infant baptism?
No. We believe that a child must be old enough to understand what it means to put their faith in Jesus Christ before they can be baptized. This event is an opportunity for you as parents to publicly declare that you want to raise your child to develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ.
Will there be a photographer?
We will have a photography vignette set up for family photos. Please bring your own camera, and we will furnish a staff member or volunteer to take your pictures.
What can I expect on the day of the celebration?
The Dedication will be held on a Sunday during the 9:30 AM worship hour. You and your family and friends are invited to attend a reception in the Fellowship Hall for refreshments. Door open at 9:10 AM. At 9:40 AM, a host will escort you to the Worship Center. There will be reserved seating at the front for your friends and family. You will be called on stage with your child for the dedication. The Pastor will say a few words and then pray for your child.