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Dedications

 It's exciting whenever a new child enters a family. There's no greater moment when parents sense that children are a gift from God. In these joyful moments, parents can express their full appreciation to God through baby dedication. Here at PBC we are always happy to have a special dedication service at regular intervals!

If you would like to speak to one of our Pastors or Elders about dedicating your child, please call the office on 01892 825590 or e-mail elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org. 

What is 'dedication'?

Some denominations choose to christen infants. While we recognise the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer, rather it shows that you already believe. Dedicating a child acknowledges God's sovereignty and love not only over the child, but also Mum and Dad. It also acknowledges that baptism is a decision the child may make when they are more mature.

In a dedication service, parents present their child before God and His people asking for grace and wisdom in carrying out their responsibilities. PBC members also stand as part of the dedication ceremony to promise their support to the child being dedicated and to its parents. Parents also come praying that their child might one day want to follow Jesus for themselves.

Deuteronomy 6:4 "Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! 5 You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength. 6 These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind, 7 and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up."

This passage commands parents to love God; if they truly wish for their child to one day love and follow God, their lives must be an example. Dedicating your child is a good opportunity to recommit your lives to Christ.

Second, Deuteronomy makes clear that the duty of teaching children belongs to parents; PBC will do its best to support you in this journey, but parents must seize the teachable moments that arise throughout life.

Sometimes parents want to choose godparent(s). If you choose to do this, we encourage parents to choose godparents who will encourage the child in their faith and demonstrate a Christian example to the child.  

News & Announcements

Women2Women Garden Party - Wednesday 9th May 2018

Ladies, you are invited to the next Women2Women event, a Garden Party being held on Wednesday 9th May 2018 from 7.30pm.  Tickets are £5 per person which includes Pimms, BBQ, nibbles and other refreshments, not to mention good company and conversation.  There are only 30 tickets available so please book as soon as possible on 01892 825590 or by email to jfroberts1958@gmail.com.  If the weather is unsuitable, we will be at the Church with games, food and drink but please be praying for good weather!


PBC Quiz Night - Saturday 28th April

Saturday 28th April is Pembury Baptist Church Quiz Night starting at 7pm.  There will be eight people to a team and tickets are £5 per person with a Ploughmans Platter included in the price.  You are invited to bring your own drinks.  Book now or contact for more information on 01892 825590 or office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  Alternatively sign up at the Welcome Desk in the church.


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 12th May

Pembury Messy Church is being held at St Peters Upper Church on Saturday 12th May from 3pm-5pm, providing a fun free themed activities and craft for the whole family, a talk, singing and there's tea to round it all off!  Please sign up if you can by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org or office@pemburychurch.net or calling 01892 825590, and let us know if you or any of your family have any dietary requirements.  If you don't sign up, you can still attend so if you forget to let us know, see you there!


Men's Ministry Breakfast - Saturday 12th May 2018

Pembury Men's next breakfast is on Saturday 12th May 2018 at the Black Horse, Pembury, starting at 8am. Tickets include an 'all you can eat' buffet breakfast. Tickets are £10 per person.  There are only 40 available so please book as soon as possible by emailing men@pemburybaptistchurch.org or contacting the Church Office on 01892 825590. 


Kingdom Cafe - Saturday 19th May

The Kingdom Cafe is on Saturday 19th May opening between 10am and 2pm.  Kingdom Cafe opens every third Saturday of the month (except September 2018) throughout the year for free cake, refreshments and conversation.  Books are available to borrow and browse.  Children have their own table for colouring. Do come along, bring a friend or come alone, be quiet or enjoy the company - just relax!