Families at CBC
Messy Church at CBC on Third Sunday of the month
We are really excited to welcome families of all ages and sizes to come and be a part of our new look Messy Church. From 4pm we will meet for games, songs, story, creative response and picnic! We would love this to be a developing community and think it would be great if each family could bring something for the picnic.
We aim to finish about 5:30pm
The idea is so simple – but it seems to work.
If you look after a pre-school child then why not come along to Music Makers. You arrive, you sing and dance (or shake and wiggle… or crouch and bend… or skip and hop… or creep and funk!), you play, you drink… all in all you have a great time.
We hold 7 sessions during the week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On each day we have groups at 9.30am and at 10.45am and also one on Monday at 1:30pm
If you would like to join the waiting list please fill in the form below.
The MM Coffee Stop takes place every Thursday from 9.30am – 11.30am.
Ideal for people waiting for the second session of MM, or just coming out of the first session, or on the MM Waiting List or simply other parents with young children who want a safe place to chat and play.
It takes place in the comfortable surroundings of The Link, which is part of Cosham Baptist Church. There are always plenty of toys available, sometimes music and video – a steady supply of refreshments and welcoming people!
Dedication and Infant Blessing
Christenings & Dedication at Cosham Baptist
As a Baptist Church we take great delight at occasions when we can Baptise people who have chosen to be baptised.
Of course we also value every child and every family which is why we have a ‘service of dedication’. This is an opportunity for a family to bring their child or children to a meeting of the community and to say three main things.
- Firstly to say ‘Thank You’ to God for the gift of the child or children
- Secondly to ‘Dedicate’ themselves to bringing up the child or children in the best way possible, and for other family members and friends to also make a dedication to help the immediate family
- Thirdly we ask God’s ‘Blessing’ on the child or children and we also pray for the family.
This ‘Thank, Dedicate, Bless’ activity usually occurs at CBC within the Sunday morning gathering. If you would like to attend on a Sunday you can see what we are like and talk to us about a dedication.
Would we not have to dress up?
Of course people could get dressed up, but we believe we can attend the celebration just as we are and that God is more interested in our hearts than our smartness!
What if I do not consider myself a Christian or I am not married or my children have different Fathers?
We are wanting to support families in whatever shape or size they come. We will not enforce anyone to promise anything that is not valid for them. We only ask that people are willing to be thankful, to dedicate themselves and to welcome prayer for the children! (Of course if you would like to get married, we can help you with that!)
What if I have no other family or I have 135 people in my family who would like to come?
We want to do the dedication as part of a gathered community so that you will have the support of everyone else there. If you are bring a large crowd, please just let us know so we can make sure there is enough cake!
Does it cost anything?