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Thanksgiving for the gift of a child

The birth or adoption of a child is a cause for celebration for which many people want to express their thanks to God.

A thanksgiving for the gift of a child provides an opportunity for parents and families to give thanks for the birth or adoption of a child and to pray for family life. It may be a public celebration in church, sometimes with a number of children, or it may be a private celebration at home or elsewhere.

This service is not the same as Baptism (sometimes called christening), which involves making a promise of ongoing membership of the church. A thanksgiving service is designed to meet the needs of parents who don't want their children to be baptised immediately, or who aren't ready for the level of commitment that the promises made at baptism require.

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