Baby Blessings

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 Q: What is a baby blessing?
A: Baby blessing is the act of giving back to God the gift He has given to parents. It is an act of worship, thanksgiving, dependence, trust and commitment. The practice of baby blessing has been modeled throughout the Bible. For example, Hannah brought her long-awaited son Samuel to the priest Eli to dedicate him to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:24-28). Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to the temple for His dedication (Luke 2:22-24). 

We recognize that salvation only comes to a child through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is not passed on to a child through baby blessing. Parents commit to raise their children by modeling godly principles with the desire that one day they will receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
Q: When & where are baby blessings held?
A: Baby blessings are generally held on the third Sunday of each month immediately following the noon worship service at the Worship Center, 600 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Md., in the sanctuary. There are a few exceptions contingent upon the FBCG church calendar.
Baby Blessings Calendar


July 16, 2017

August 20, 2017

September 17, 2017

September 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

November 12, 2017

January 21, 2018

February 18, 2018

March 18, 2018

April 15, 2018

May 20, 2018

June 10, 2018

July 15, 2018

August 19, 2018

September 16, 2018

October 21, 2018

November 11, 2018

December 16, 2018

 Q: How do I schedule my baby’s blessing?
A: Registration is required for baby blessings. You may schedule your child for upcoming baby blessings at or contact us at 301-773-3600. Please note: Baby blessings can be scheduled up to four months in advance if space is available.
Q: Do I need to check in for the baby blessing?
A: Yes. You should arrive at the Worship Center by 11:45 a.m. Report to the Ministry Support Office (Room 1001) to check in and pickup your baby blessing certificate.
Q: Do I need to be a member of your church to have my baby blessed?
A: You do not have to be a member of First Baptist to have your baby blessed.
Q: If I am a single parent, may I still have my baby blessed?
A: Absolutely! A parent’s marital status has no bearing on the baby being dedicated to the Lord.
Q: Being a new Christian, I am a little nervous about all of this.
A: Baby blessings are a joyous occasion. If you are a new Christian, we are delighted to be a part of this important step in your newly found walk with Jesus. Our intent is to come alongside of you and help ensure that the baby blessing is an easy going process. We pray that your child’s blessing is significant and rewarding to you and your family.
Q: Can I take photos or record during the baby blessings?
A: Participants are asked not to take pictures or video during the baby blessing service. However, photos may be taken upon completion of the baby blessing service.

For your family’s archive and viewing pleasure, a complimentary copy of the baby blessing video DVD is mailed to the individual who registered the child within seven days after the baby blessing.

For more information, contact us at:
Phone: 301-773-3600