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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

HOPE Walk A Mile with Jesus - 23rd September 2018

HOPE Pembury Churches Together will be walking a Pembury mile on Sunday 23rd September 2018 praying for the village.  We will begin at Hospice in the Weald at 2pm for a short celebration then walk to each of the Pembury churches for a short time of prayer in each, finishing at St Peters Upper Church for prayer, followed by refreshments.  The route is from the Hospice to Pembury Baptist Church to St Anselms finishing at St Peters - a Pembury prayer mile!  Do join us or for more information contact us 01892 825590 or by email at office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.


Harvest Service and Frugal Lunch - Sunday 30th September

All are welcome to attend a Frugal Lunch on Sunday 24th September, following the Harvest Celebration service at Pembury Baptist Church.  The Harvest service will be very suitable for families, led by Pastor Dan Foster.
The Frugal Lunch will be free but we hope that you will donate the cost that you might spend on a full roast dinner, to be given to a Harvest cause.  The actual charity will be announced nearer the time.  Please do book yourselves in either by signing up in the Church Foyer or by email to office@pemburybaptistchurch.org (note any food intolerance please).


Men's Ministry Breakfast - Saturday 8th September 2018

Pembury Men's next breakfast is on Saturday 8th September 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 18th August

The Kingdom Cafe is on Saturday 18th August 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!


PBC Prayer Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month

PBC's Church Prayer Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Foyer, starting at 8pm.  Do come along and worship our living God through prayer and word. For more information on prayer at PBC, click on the heading, then on 'here'.